tradition

mexico

This Team of Booze All-Stars Is Making Mezcal Sustainable

Sombra Mezcal is designed to be beneficial for both the land and the indigenous community in Oaxaca.
Dan Q. Dao
7.18.18
mexico

PHOTOS: The Dying Art of Making Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Meet the company keeping this Mexican tradition alive.
Luis Cobelo
11.1.17
Recipe

Pink Daiquiri

The New Orleans cocktail for steamy weather and ass shakin' dance parties.
Munchies Staff
5.14.17
Chinese food

Chefs Explain Why Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

Why do so many members of the tribe seem to love wontons as much as they do matzoh balls?
Alex Swerdloff
12.24.16
Hanukkah

Chocolate Hanukkah Gelt Is a Very Odd Tradition

I usually tell non-Jews that Hanukkah is like Christmas, but eight times better. Hanukkah has certain traditions, and I feel like the whole concept of Hanukkah gelt is a very odd one.
Noah Bernamoff
12.16.16
wine

We Spoke to the Guy Who Invented Blue Wine

Aritz López says his company’s unusually colored wine, launched last month in Spain, will disrupt the country's winemaking traditions. “It’s not just about drinking blue wine, but about breaking the rules and creating your own,” he says.
Daisy Meager
7.6.16
china

Feasting with the Dead in the Mountains of China

I visited a remote village in China's Anhui Province to take part in celebrations of the deceased, all of which revolved around massive spreads of delicious, locally sourced food.
Clarissa Wei
2.18.16
japan

Repel Demons and Win Good Fortune by Throwing Soy Beans in Japan

Setsubun, a holiday marking the beginning of Spring in Japan’s old lunar calendar, is a day filled with rituals to rid your house of past demons and encourage good luck in the year ahead.
Jessica Thompson
2.10.16
china

I Crashed the Wedding of an Elite Chinese Couple

I tagged along to the over-the-top wedding of a wealthy couple in Shanghai, where there was a surplus of delicious food at a banquet for more than 500 people, quasi-sadistic party games, and endless entertainment.
Clarissa Wei
2.10.16
england

This Ancient Agricultural Ceremony Is Basically a Massive Piss-Up

The centuries-old tradition of wassailing sees local people take a cup of something—preferably alcoholic—and toast their neighbours with good health for the coming year.
Johanna Derry
1.28.16
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Gözleme and Gungo Peas at a 19th Century Street Market

Welcome to The Last Bite, our new column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments in a ramen-slurping, matcha latte-sipping, novelty cafe-obsessed world. First, we visit London's Ridley Road Market.
Maya Oppenheim
1.25.16
mexico

Mexican Piñatas Let You Beat the Hell Out of Satan

When Spanish settlers arrived in Mexico, they turned an annual Aztec tradition into an opportunity to evangelize—letting the indigenous population beat the crap out of a metaphorical devil in exchange for fruits and candies.
Luis Cobelo
12.24.15
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