Boo! Halloween, the childishly perfect day once a year when kids go from house to house dressed in costumes ranging from a scary ghost to a sweet Cinderella or a clever Cat In the Hat, ringing doorbells and asking for candy. And, let’s face it, even beyond the costumes, it’s all a bit weird. There is literally no other day of the year when you would put on a clown nose and wig, ring your neighbour’s doorbell, open a large bag and expect them to drop in some candy.
Trick-or-Treat? A little history...an annual holiday celebrated each year on 31 October, Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic harvest festival, Samhain. People lit bonfires and wore costumes to frighten away ghosts. The evening before was called All Hallows Eve, which became Halloween. And the trick-or-treating? That began in the Middle Ages when children, and sometimes poor adults, dressed up in costumes and went door-to-door on All Hallows Eve begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers.
Celebrating in Singapore. As with most holidays, food is important. And with Halloween, we’re not just talking about the sugar your kids are consuming while harassing their neighbours for candy. It’s really about the harvest season comfort food that combats the northern hemisphere autumnal chill in the air. Try cooking up crispy roasted brussels sprouts to create a cornucopia of dishes your family will love. (And, yes we know this recipe uses bacon...we just can’t help ourselves!)
You can find Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipes right here!