Tag Archives: holiday food


British Celebration of Guy Fawkes Night

Interviewer: So why do you celebrate Guy Fawkes Night? Informant: It was a big part of my childhood. I remember going to Bonfire Night Parties. So the month prior to the 5th of November, the actual date, families and friends would gather old furniture and sweep up leaves, a lot of fallen leaves, and anything… Continue Reading »

Pannenkouken

Context: Pannenkoeken (pun-nĕ-koo-ken) are a traditional Dutch meal. They are large and flat pancakes with the thinness of crepes. In my family, we enjoy them for dinner on special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. I collected this piece from my father, who emigrated to the US from the Netherlands as an adult and grew… Continue Reading »

Family Meals Age Ritual

A conversation with a family friend is listed below: Me: “My dad is going to say a short message tomorrow… he always does because we can never get everyone we want to to go to Easter service together.” Response: “Yah I know I remember his thing from last year. I kinda like it though…haha..wouldn’t be… Continue Reading »