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What is Christmas? blog series exploring the history and origins of winter traditions post title: That Sounds Delicious!
What is Christmas? blog series exploring the history and origins of winter traditions post title: That Sounds Delicious!

The winter holiday season is often a time of food and drink that is not on our regular menu rotation and even not available at other times of the year. Many have strong, distinct flavors.

Gingerbread and Candy Canes both have legends that pluck the chords of ritual, nostalgia, and tradition. But, does their history really originate with religion? Let’s get into it!

Gingerbread

Gingerbread was not created to remind us of Jesus dying for sins and being prepared for burial with spices. But it does have an interesting history. Gingerbread as we enjoy it now, either as a crisp…







Betsy DeVille

a generous, kind, and positive worldview of the atheist and secular life. I like to share things that can start a dialog. betsydeville.com

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