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Winter Recipe: Sausage with Potatoes and Cabbage
Posted By admin On December 27, 2012 @ 9:00 am In Food & Health | Comments Disabled
It’s the darkest time of year in the north, but that’s no reason to go hungry.
Try this simple recipe from Full Moon Feast  for a hearty solstice-time meal. Jessica Prentice’s classic cookbook takes you through the year, with legends and traditions associated with each full moon, and recipes connected to history and place.
The following is an excerpt from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection  by Jessica Prentice . It has been adapted for the Web.
The Moon of Long Nights arrives in late autumn as the days grow shorter and the winter solstice approaches. In some parts of the world nights are so long that dawn and dusk occur almost at the same time. It is eerie to contemplate such sunless days, and yet they are an annual reality for many northern dwellers. Even those people living at moderately northern latitudes experience the shortness of the day and the length of the night at this time of year. It is a time of darkness.
Western post-industrial society is not very comfortable with darkness. To the modern Western mind, darkness is a symbol of ignorance, death, danger, depression, and even evil—not a very positive set of connotations. It is no wonder that we have developed so many technologies that dispel it. But the lightbulb is a very recent invention. For the vast majority of human history there was no electricity, and light came from just a few sources: the sun, the moon, the stars, and fire.
This is one of my favorite wintertime meals. I consider it an eintopf—the German word for a one-pot meal.
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