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"The most outstanding characteristic of our Philippine Island Christmas is food. People who are total strangers or whom you haven't seen since last Christmas time-aunts, uncles, cousins, godparents, friends-all come and go, eating some preserved fruit now, a lunch later, but always eating. It's just like one big, long open-house with food for everyone at any time." As we munched "turron alicantes," a delightful Philippine candy of honey and cashew nuts, Helene Benites, of Manila, Philippine Islands, described the Christmas season as celebrated in her native land.
"A Season of Feasting,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 18
, Article 10.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol18/iss5/10