Called a boyo or bulema, this Turkish-style pastry was traditionally made for the Jewish Shabbat. Today, boyos are mostly reserved for holidays like Hanukkah. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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At Hanukkah, Pastry Reminds Portland Jews Of Their Mediterranean Roots

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This Hanukkah lamp, made in Italy in the 19th century, depicts Judith holding a sword in one hand and the severed head of Holofernes in the other. The Jewish Museum, New York / Art Resource, NY hide caption

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This copper engraving from approximately 1700 depicts the condition of the English prisoners at the hands of the Dutch. In the 1660s, Cornell University's Eric Tagliacozzo says, the conflict and competition for the spice trade came to a head. "The Dutch decapitated a number of English merchants who were also in the Spice Islands trying to profit from the trade." WikiCommons hide caption

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No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death

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A Thanksgiving Menu That Goes Back To The Roots

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Julia Child's reassembled Thanksgiving turkey. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Comfort And Joy: Making The 'Morning Edition' Julia Child Thanksgiving

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Harried Thanksgiving cooks can save time by roasting a turkey breast, rather than an entire bird, for the holiday meal, says cookbook author Katie Workman. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Don't Panic! It's Not Too Late To Plan A Turkey Feast

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The Veggieducken: A Meatless Dish With Gravitas

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Put A Little Soul In That Thanksgiving Stuffing

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Enjoy Thanksgiving Sprouts Without The Stink

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A 'Splendid Table' Set With Mama Stamberg's Relish

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Chef Jose Garces' quinoa soup. Jason Varney hide caption

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A Dash Of Latin Flavor On The Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving gets a lift from kimchi, the fermented cabbage found on the Korean table. TheDeliciousLife/Flickr.com hide caption

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Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi

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Turkey Tips From Alton Brown: Don't Baste Or Stuff

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Nigella's Tips For A Frugal Yet Festive Holiday

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Want the perfect pie crust? Christopher Kimball from America's Test Kitchen says the secret is to substitute half of the recipe's water with vodka, for a dry, flaky crust. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tried And True Tricks From 'America's Test Kitchen'

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Linda Wertheimer's recipe for lemon fruitcake, handed down from her mother. NPR hide caption

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Your Letters: Linda Wertheimer's Fruitcake Recipe

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