Haitians celebrate their independence from France on Jan. 1 each year with a traditional squash soup called soup joumou. Courtesy of Whole Foods hide caption

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Haitians Mark The New Year With A Belly Full Of Soup
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Traditional Japanese Rice Treat Brightens New Year
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A punch torte: pink-glazed sponge cake with layers soaked in rum and citrus syrup. Courtesy of Sasa Woodruff hide caption

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A Checkerboard Cake With Slovak Roots
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When Ambrosia Salad Spells Dread
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Menudo: Spicy Red Chili Broth, A Christmas Tradition
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Wassail: ISO A Snowflake Of Drink
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Savoring The Tradition Of Holiday Sauerkraut
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There is no set menu for the southern Italian Christmas Eve tradition called the Feast of the Seven Fishes — and no one seems to know why there are seven. Stumped about what to make for your own feast? Here, a dish for stuffed squid submitted as part of this series on holiday food traditions. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Christmas Eve, A Feast, Fry Pans And Seven Fishes
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A Cinnamon-Glazed Porridge From Norway
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Tomato Pudding: 'Taste It To Believe It'
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This is seafood mold very similar to the recipe submitted by Tarney Sheldon. Kate Walker/aspoonfulofthyme.blogspot.com hide caption

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Turkey Joints That Taste Like Candy
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