“Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Christmas is my favorite time of year.

This past year was so worrisome serious that I wanted to celebrate the holiday season with something joyful and delicious. So I invited Harry Blazer to regale us with stories of his favorite holiday food traditions. I can’t tell you which ones Harry has chosen for this coming Thursday night – he insisted that it be a surprise! I will share mine too.

The Food Series is quickly becoming one of the most exciting parts of our archive – if you have not had a chance to listen, I highly recommend these insightful interviews to you.  The theme for our 2016 Annual Wrap Up is the global agricultural harvest and what it means to investors. We typically don’t think about food in connection with financial markets – however, food is a critical part of the economy and grows in importance.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news. To continue our coverage of the changes underway, we will also publish a Special Solari Report this week: Making America Great Again: Framing the Vision with Jon Rappoport. This is the next Solari Report in the series following last week’s The Trump Transition with Dr. Joseph Farrell, the transition discussion in Money & Markets on December 1, and our review immediately following the election, Rappoport, Farrell and Fitts on the Presidential Election.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Ramen Girl, which tells the story of an American in Japan who decides to learn how to cook ramen – a Japanese noodle soup.  The movie explores the relationship between great cuisine and the intention and spirit of the chef.

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Talk to you Thursday!

The Solari Food Series:

Introducing the Solari Food Series

Vital Soils, The Foundation of Life, Part I

Pioneering Urban Farms with Will Allen

Vital Soils, the Foundation of Life, Part II

The Future of Biodynamic and Organic Farming

The Food Series – Francois Vecchio – Charcutier, Salumiere, Wurstmeister