Donald Pszczola

Donald E. Pszczola

With a strech of holidays right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to look at several ingredients that are used during these festive occasions how they function and their different applications. Like Santa’s list, a compilation of holiday ingredients would be very extensive, and when looking them over—from ginger to nuts, from cranberry to pumpkin—I can guarantee there is not a “naughty” one in sight.Holiday foods are characterized by festive colors, sweetness, and interesting ingredient combinations. But even as this fruit cake ages, flavors from different cultures may further help dress up these foods for the occasion.

Although there is a wide range of such ingredients for use in holiday foods, they have…

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Food Technology magazine Senior Editor and key member of the Food Technology editorial staff for 26 years.
Donald Pszczola