Christmas cookies date back hundreds of years and are tied to immigrants, especially the Dutch. Modern cooks are encouraged to elevate the original ideas, combining ingredients such as chocolate and rosemary in their holiday treats.
The online retail giant may be hoping to access a market of customers looking for quick-and-easy meals using a technology originally developed for the military to extend the shelf life of foods while retaining flavor, texture, and nutrients.
What does it mean to shop local? For some, local remains a matter of geography. For others, it is about supporting their local economy or a more sustainable food system. And for still others, it is about knowing where their food comes from and how it is made.