December 23, 2013: It’s Festivus (for the rest of us) today. So be ready for the Feats of Strength, and get your list ready for the Airing of Grievances. And be sure to polish your undecorated aluminum pole. It’s also Pfeffernüsse Day, celebrating a little cookie with a big and hard-to-type name. I’ve never had a pfeffernüsse, but I have had Russian Tea Cakes, which seem to be constructed in much the same way — ground nuts and a dusting of powdered sugar. Although the pfeffernüsse appears to have a bunch of popular holiday spices in them, like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Sounds pretty tasty; I bet a gluten-free version could be easily whipped up.
My drawing week starts on Monday, so get ready everyone — six out of seven doodles this week involve food with faces. It’s the most food-holiday-ful time of the year, after all.