FOOD HISTORY: The History Of Toasting To Your Health

  Did you toast to the New Year? If you’ve wondered how the practice originated: It began in pre-history and evolved over the millennia. And for many centuries, a piece of toast was floated in the punch bowl. The scoop:     AN ANCIENT PRACTICE The practice of toasting to someone’s health goes back to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve a Wassail Bowl For Christmas

  While every family has its own Christmas traditions, how about adding one from medieval England: the wassail bowl? Wassail (pronounced WAH-sul) is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “good health,” from the Middle English “wæs hæil.” During the holiday season, the host would invite friends over for a drink. The festivities began when he held up…
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