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Cultural Cuisines and Traditions

Enjoy holiday dishes and celebrate cultural cuisines and traditions, plus learn how to build a healthful eating plan for your unique lifestyle and nutritional needs.

plate of african food including jollof rice, chicken and plantains


Learn about cultural foods, flavors and traditions of African nations.
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plate of soul food

African American

Learn about the foods and flavors that are central to African American culinary traditions and heritage.
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south american cuisine fish stew and rice

Central and South American

Learn about common foods and flavors that are favorites in Central and South American cuisine.
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plates of chinese food

East Asian

Learn about East Asian culture, foods and traditions.
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food from spain european cuisine


Explore the cultural foods and flavors of European countries.
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indian food


Learn about Indian food, culture and traditions.
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middle eastern food

Middle Eastern and South Asian

Explore the foods, flavors and traditions of Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures.
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festive flatware serving ware on starry background

Holidays and Celebrations

Explore the special traditions and foods that are part of holidays and celebratory events.
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multiple cultures represented by hands reaching out toward globe

Celebratory Dates

Throughout the year, there are several commemorative observances that recognize the history and accomplishments of different cultures and groups.
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