WOMEN in BUSINESS - Winter 2013 - (Page 10)

FOOD Food has been a part of human celebrations, life passages, and holidays throughout the ages. What's a celebration or a party without cookies? cookie wRiT Ten bY DEBBIE GOLD evolution of the no matter the culture or the religion, everybody has to eat. Happily, each culture has its own holidays and its own traditions. even when cultures share holidays, like Christmas and new Year's Day, the foods used to celebrate tend to be very different based on history, myth, and geography. Festive foods have a way of bringing family and friends together and strengthening the bonds that maintain a common identity among a group of people. no matter what culture or religion may be involved, birthdays and weddings are some of the most common celebrations that involve traditional foods, cake, and ultimately cookies. The custom of the birthday party originated in medieval europe when people supposed that they were vulnerable to evil spirits on their birthdays. The accumulation of friends, family members, festivities, and presents were thought to ward off the spirits. Cake seems to be the most traditional birthday food around the world. Cake is old-very old. so old, in fact, that the ancient Greeks and Romans used to enjoy it.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WOMEN in BUSINESS - Winter 2013

WOMEN in BUSINESS - Winter 2013
Contents
ABWA Member Benefits
Letter from Executive Director
ABWA News
Annual Meeting Minutes
Evolution of the Cookie
Regional Conferences
The Face Behind Willow Tree
Sparkle & Shine: National Conference Highlights
The Job Survival Equation
2014 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA
The Office Santa, Secret or Not
The 2014 ABWA National Women’s Leadership Conference heads home to Kansas for the 65th Anniversary of the Association.

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