World Citizen Wednesdays #41: Fall Treats Around the World
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This week we ask…
What are favorite fall treats in your part of the world?
Rina Mae of Finding Dutchland: At the start of September, supermarket shelves line up with speculaas (spiced cookies), kruidnoten (mini spiced cookies), pepernoten (small aniseed flavored honey cookies), marzipan, almond filled pastries…all for a special Dutch holiday that comes in December. And they start appearing in Dutch homes the moment they’re available.
Sheila of Pennies of Time: Apple cider, apple crisp, & pumpkin pie.
Tina of Mommynificent: No such thing as fall here.
Varya of Creative World of Varya: Mooncakes in China!
Amanda of Miss Panda Chinese: In Hawaii “Shave Ice” (shaved ice) is always a treat with the hot or cool weather. Here in DC I am not so sure but I think hot cocoa would be a nice treat for the season.
Heidi of 2 Kurious Kids: Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting!
Leanna of All Done Monkey: Here in California we are enjoying apple pie and pumpkin bread, and I also look forward to my husband making atol, a yummy oatmeal drink from Costa Rica.
Alyson of World Travel Family: We don’t really have anything special for autumn in the UK, I can’t think of anything. In our part of Australia we don’t even have autumn, we just have The Dry and The Wet.
Ute of expatsincebirth: In Italy we use to do “castagnate” (chestnut roasted over a campfire) and make cakes with chestnuts (torta alle castagne), jam with chestnuts, ravioli with chestnut filling etc. and we have the delicious marrons glacés…. And: all the dishes that involve mushrooms (especially in Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland) – risotto ai funghi porcini, pappardelle ai funghi etc. – In Switzerland: we use to eat the cheese fondu or raclette when the colder season begins, in the Grisons (Swiss region in the South east) we eat a “Bündner Gerstensuppe” (barley soup) and Pizzoccheri.
Olga of The European Mama: In the Netherlands: appeltaart (Dutch apple pie) and what Rina said. In winter, we also eat erwtensoup pea soup- not really a treat, but only available in winter! In Poland, we also have szarlotka (apple pie) and my very favourite yeast plum cake with streusel!
Farrah of The Three Under: The La Trappe fall beers I have yet to find a ‘treat’ here in the NL that I love. The appletart just isn’t the same as apple pie. I did have a good pumpkin pie yesterday at a patch- but it was really, really gooey. I’ll have to find some of that soup Olga is talking about. I love the NL to the hilt- but not the food.
Annalyn of Travel Turtle: I love the variety of marzipan that starts showing up in the shops right about now. Ann-travel turtle.net
Jaime of Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails: Everything pumpkin over here:) I love making pumpkin bread with the kids each fall.
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How awesome!!! Love your series, Leanna!!!
Thank you, dear! Thanks as always for participating!
Love it! I love food to experience other cultures! Tweeting and pinning!
Thank you! I agree – food is one of the most fun ways to get to know another culture!
HA! HA! I had no idea you were publishing our answers from that facebook thread! I would have been a little more helpful instead of so smart-alecky! 🙂 I was having an “I miss fall!” day. Great post though. Really a fun idea.
Oops! Sorry, I tried to make it clear. And it’s true – not fall in many parts of the world!
Oh, it was probably perfectly clear and I was trying to do too many things at once! No worries!