Chemistry Advent 2023 image, showing number benzene ring snowflakes around a map of the world.

December is here, and that means it’s Chemistry Advent season! It’s been a few years since I’ve put together a new edition, but it’s back this year with the theme “A Festive Food Journey Around the World.”

Of the previous editions of Chemistry Advent, the one focusing on festive traditions (particularly food) has always been the most popular. This year, I wanted to expand the focus beyond the traditional Western fare to look at the range of seasonal foods enjoyed at this time of year in countries across the world.

So, follow along over the next 24 days as we explore a diverse range of dishes and drinks. Every day there’ll be a new graphic to view and download on the dedicated page.