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Holiday food therapy to get you ready for 2017




Traditional, home-made Christmas cookies lie on plates in a household on December 21, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
Traditional, home-made Christmas cookies lie on plates in a household on December 21, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
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The year 2016 pulled no punches.

The presidential election alone was an exhausting and polarizing ordeal, regardless of which candidate you supported, never mind the who’s who of beloved icons like Prince, Muhammad Ali and Gene Wilder that passed away this year. But the holidays are here and the year is coming to an end, so it’s a time for us to eat, drink, and be merry with those we love as we prepare ourselves for the new year.

Whether you need a dynamite dinner idea, can’t quite figure out how to nail that Pinterest cookie recipe, or just want to know the best recipe for eggnog, food columnist Russ Parsons and L.A. Times Test Kitchen director Noelle Carter are back for AirTalk’s annual holiday cooking segment to answer all of your questions. We’ll chat about the results of the Times’ annual holiday cookie bake-off, share some tricks of the trade for making those holiday standbys really stand out, and come up with a few ideas for fun and delicious New Year’s Eve party snacks. And as always, we want to hear from you about your favorite holiday dishes and recipes! Join us at 866-893-5722.

For recipe ideas, tips and more, click here.

Guests: 

Russ Parsons, food columnist and former food editor at the L.A. Times; he tweets @Russ_Parsons1

Noelle Carter, director of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen; she tweets @noellecarter