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Hope you had a great trip and ate all the humus you wanted! It’s wonderful stuff and Middle Eastern food is fabulous in general. Must have been great to be back with family in the US too. La multe ani fericit: Happy New Year from Moldova
Slate’s Browbeat (culture) blog had a really great article recently urging readers to adopt the “manageable” New Year’s resolution of eating more hummus (and also making it at home). Matthew, it seems you got a head start on the rest of us!
Even though I’m living in NYC, I still celebrate Japanese New Year’s in a somewhat traditional style, and I actually breathe a sigh of relief when it finally rolls round.
Funnily enough (pun intended!), I ended up in a comedy club in the West Village this New Year’s Eve, and one of the comedians made the joke that even if we can’t all agree on what to celebrate in December — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (indeed, most of the comics in the line-up that night were black or Jewish) — we can all agree on the calendar, that January 1 comes after December 31 and marks the start of a new year. I’ve been thinking about that remark ever since!