Can eating cabbage bring luck in the new year? Families share the food traditions they use to ring in the new

Traditional New Year's foods like cabbage, slow-cooked pork and long noodles are thought to bring luck and prosperity in the coming year. (Photo: Getty Creative)

Traditional New Year’s foods like cabbage, slow-cooked pork and long noodles are thought to bring luck and prosperity in the coming year. (Photo: Getty Creative)

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and there’s no time during the year where that sentiment is more true than the holidays. This is the time when treasured dishes are made, champagne bottles are uncorked and friends gather to swap cookies … and stories. One of the most celebratory times is ringing in the new year: when New Year’s Eve sweeps the old year away and New Year’s Day brings plans

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Want To Cook More At Home This Year? Here’s How To Keep Your Resolution.

If it seems like everything always tastes better at your favorite eatery, you’re probably right — but never fear. This can be the year you start turning out five-star meals from your own home kitchen. We talked to chefs about the easiest, quickest and smartest ways to up your cooking game, and here’s what they told us.

1. Do big things with humble ingredients

Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell told HuffPost, “There are a few easy steps that will make every dish taste better. First is to take the time to cook your onions. I get a little twitch

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Your Daily FoodScope for December 25, 2021

Do you often find yourself wondering what food to cook, how to cook it, and even that dreaded question—how much of it? It’s a daily struggle for all of us, but need not be with our food horoscope. Satisfaction is only a click away!


Feelings of lethargy and fatigue could be the warning signs of an oncoming cold or flu. So make sure you eat healthy and healing foods packed with vitamins and nutrients. This should include orange and grapefruit juices, whole-grain breads or cereal, herbal teas and, of course, that old stand-by, chicken noodle soup.


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Cook County follows Chicago with COVID-19 vaccination mandate for patrons of restaurants, gyms and other businesses

CHICAGO — Cook County will follow Chicago in imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for patrons 5 and older of restaurants, bars, gyms and an assortment of other businesses, officials are expected to announce Thursday.

The mandate for suburban Cook County takes effect Monday, Jan. 3, as does Chicago’s.

The indoor establishments that will be required to ask for proof of vaccination status also include gyms and anywhere else food and drink are served, according to a copy of the COVID-19 order from the Cook County Department of Public Health. Those who are 16 and older also must show an ID,

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