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{ediblecritic} by J O H N L E H N D O R F F

JOHN LEHNDORFF is the former Dining Critic of the Rocky Mountain News.

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TASTY TRADITIONS Explore your ancestry through a smorgasbord of holiday feasts and festivities happening this month. Family members looking to give each other a holiday

cally, I want blood evidence to account for my conflict-

gift this season that won’t collect dust on a shelf are ap-

ing obsessions with fruitcake, green chili tamales, sweet

parently looking to some personal antiques. Imagine the

and sour pork, latkes, and yeasted cardamom loaves.

big reveal when everyone unwraps a box of family DNA

To me, DNA stands for “Dinner Now Available,” espe-

tests. Sure, the occasion could be awkward depending

cially when it comes to the end-of-year holidays from

on the results, but I’d love to find out more beyond my

Hanukkah (December 12–20) through New Year’s Day.

general central European/Sicilian heritage. More criti-

I’ve used my life as a food writer to gain entrée to ethnic

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