Another food that tastes good, but has a deeper appeal to it, is a classic holiday cookie.
Decorating cookies is a widespread tradition during the Christmas season, and Lily Li, a sophomore finance and economics major, certainly enjoys it. For her, holiday cookies represent special memories with friends and family.
“It's a good bonding activity that you can do with your friends; you can do it with your family,” Li said. “I personally always associate Christmas with really good cookies.”
Also, many of her and her family’s holiday food traditions reflect their Chinese culture. She explains that for her family, it is less about what the dishes are, it is more the message behind them. The main message is that they value giving to those close to them, so they enjoy making their favorite dishes to share with each other.
Image Credit: Photo courtesy of Lily Li.