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December 23rd, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

December 23 is National Pfeffernüsse Day (try saying that ten times fast).

Translated from German to mean “pepper nut,” Pfeffernüsse is a traditional German gingerbread, though harder and spicier than the icing-covered men we know and love.

Pfeffernüsse are round-shaped cookies flavored with cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves and covered with a thick, sugary glaze. Guten tag, indeed.

What's on TV?

“From Martha’s Kitchen” – Hallmark Channel, 12:30 p.m. ET
Mario Batali drops by to cook baccala ravioli, a seafood salad and almond brittle.

“A Lyon in the Kitchen” – FitTV, 2 p.m. ET
Nathan visits a restaurant to learn how tofu is made.

“Soul Food” – BET, 8 p.m. ET
Traditional Sunday dinners turn nasty when three sisters bring their problems to the table.

“Food Network Specials” – Food Network, 9 p.m. ET
Paula Deen and Cat Cora compete against Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine in a holiday dessert battle. The winners? The judges.

“Chefography” – Cooking Channel, 9 p.m. ET
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli caught the eye of Bobby Flay and has since become one of the most successful female chefs in the country.



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  1. RichardHead

    How do you go about becoming one of the icing covered men?

    December 23, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  2. Evil Grin

    Is it perhaps National Pfeffernüsse Day in Germany? While I'd like to try this, I don't think I've ever heard of it before.

    December 23, 2010 at 9:10 am |
 
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