As Christmas decorations go up and the fifth day of Hanukkah begins, we’ve been thinking about all the food that goes along with the holidays. Between the cookies, cheese balls, and general feasting at parties, we here at ICE are very excited for all the treats we’ll get to eat between now and the end of the season. But beyond just eating, the holidays are a time to create lasting food memories. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the experience of making treasured cookies. For Hanukkah, people work on perfecting the ideal latke with recipes passing through generations. Variations on these traditions abound, and everyone has at least a few lasting holiday memories.
So, to celebrate the season, we’d want to hear about your traditions and memories. Tell us your favorite holiday food memory, whether it is a beloved Christmas tradition, a funny Hanukkah story or a memorable New Year’s Eve, and you’ll be eligible for a chance to win a copy of baking maven Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook, Around My French Table. You can leave a comment below, or let us know on our Facebook wall or over Twitter. We’ll leave the contest open until January 3, 2011, leaving time to include this year’s memories as well. So, what memories make the holidays special to you?