We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us during our holiday break. Kasey (also of eating/sf) writes a fabulous blog that mashes up food and music. Here's a slice of Turntable Kitchen, a story of New Year's in a Russian family, with a beet recipe to match.
My family, being Russian, celebrates New Year's a bit differently than most Americans. Growing up, we wouldn't get a Christmas tree, but rather, a New Year's tree. It's a tradition that dates back to the 17th century and one that my family proudly incorporated into our American home. In our family, New Year's was the holiday you always looked forward to most. It was about family, dressing up, eating lots of delicious food, exchanging gifts, toasting the old year and welcoming the New Year.