Portugal - Ana from Mrs O Around the World shares the traditions of Portugal at Christmas. "In Portugal the most important meal is dinner on Christmas Eve, where we eat our national dish bacalhau – cod with cabbage, potatoes and chickpeas. Reasonably healthy, actually, as I have not mentioned the stars of the evening – the desserts, including Bolo Rei or King Cake."
Breads Bakery in NYC. Why you have to see it: Israeli chef Uri Scheft knows how to make a mean loaf of bread. Breads Bakery in Union Square has arguably the best Jewish pastries in the city. It’s especially known for its gooey chocolate babka and pastries.