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Images Of Christmas

Gubbio, Italy
Gubbio, Italy

An American reader passes along that photo of a Christmas display in the Italian city of Gubbio, where his sister lives. He also sent the images below, with the following commentary:

Feeling very nostalgic this year, I made the Hungarian filled cookies my grandmother made when I was a kid. They came out so well that my first taste and I was instantly a small boy in my grandmother’s kitchen, being offered a cookie from her big copper tin. I even made the apricot filling from the old Hungarian cookbook she bought in 1963 from a local church. I’ll make some prune ones next (lekvar) for my father.

Memories are bittersweet things, but cookies make everything better.

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about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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