8 Christmas traditions from around the world

In today’s globalized economy, the Christmas holiday can seem a little too expected. Images of Santa Claus, decorated evergreen trees, and candy canes be found all over the world. But if you dig a little deeper, you can still find people celebrating the beloved holiday in their own special way — particularly with food. While you’re tearing up tissue paper and singing festive songs this Christmas morning, consider what people around the world might be doing to add to their holiday cheer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BcqXOPkn9mb/?tagged=japankfc Japan Christmas is not an official holiday in Japan, but that doesn’t stop people from waiting in long lines at their local KFC. So why all the love for the fast food joint? December 25 is the one day a year KFCs in Japan serve “Christmas Chicken” — a tradition that dates back to a wildly successful ad campaign from 1974. The campaign was so successful, the people still flock to KFC…

Chef Sets Guinness World Record by Cooking for 53 Consecutive Hours

We’ve all had long days at work when mustering an hour more of energy to cook dinner when we get home seems impossible. Tell that to India’s celebrity chef and TV personality Vishnu Manohar, who cooked a sequence of 20 different meals for 53 hours straight. Manohar raised both hands up in the air with “victory” fingers to mark the end of his record breaking feat. He accomplished his marathon cooking weekend from a stage in view of a large public audience who lined up as the seemingly bionic chef served up plate after plate of food. Although he reached his goal time, he continued for an additional 4 hours to cover the five minute breaks he had taken every 8 to 10 hours, as allowed per the Guinness World Record official rules. As a TV chef, Manohar is accustomed to cooking on his feet for long hours and told the Times of India…