Roast turkey, Christmas pudding, eggnog, Christmas pudding… These are all well-known Christmas specialties. The world is so big, and there are always differences. Let’s take a look at what each country eats for Christmas!
British Christmas dinner is extremely rich, roast pig, turkey, Christmas pudding, dried fruit tarts and so on. It is said that the custom of eating turkey for Christmas has a history of more than 300 years. The average British family will cook the turkey at home, stuffing a lot of vegetables and fruits such as carrots, celery, onions, chestnuts, etc. into ten pounds of turkey. In the stomach, a variety of spices are smeared on the surface, and then placed in the oven for roasting. The traditional Christmas pudding is also very sweet, and it is enough to eat a small corner!
When cooking, the whole family will participate, symbolizing reunion and harmony, and will make a wish when stirring the dough. It is said that it needs to be stirred in a clockwise direction. Finally hide a coin, whoever eats it will get a year of good luck~
Buchedenoel, a tree-trunk cake, is a famous French Christmas delicacy. Before electricity was invented, the French gave a good wood as a Christmas present. The French are romantic in nature, and even the origin of food is romantic. Once upon a time, a young man who could not afford Christmas gifts picked up a piece of wood in the forest for his lover. Therefore, the tree trunk cake has also become a symbol of wishing good luck in the coming year!
Germans also attach great importance to Christmas. People will rush home for dinner on Christmas night, just like Chinese people eat New Year’s Eve dinner. The most famous Christmas food in Germany is gingerbread Lebkuchen, which is a snack between cakes and biscuits. The traditional gingerbread is made of honey and peppercorns, which is sweet, spicy and exciting. Today’s gingerbread has been improved, sprinkled with a layer of icing sugar, people will make blessing words on the gingerbread, not only rich in taste, but also very pleasing in appearance.
Christmas is snowing heavily, and Australia in the southern hemisphere is the unbearably hot midsummer season. Australia’s fiery “Midsummer Christmas” not only celebrates in a tropical style, but also incorporates the classic elements of traditional European Christmas. Although people outdoors are facing the scorching sun, the shop windows are carefully decorated with winter snow scenes and hangings. The snow-covered Christmas tree and Santa Claus in a red jacket make people feel like they are in the middle of winter again. This constitutes the unique picture of Australia’s festivals – ice and fire! This strong contrast between the scorching heat and the harsh winter is probably unique in Western countries.
Because of being in the tropics, Australia’s tropical fruit, seafood, cheese and wine also make Christmas dinner “different”. A Christmas BBQ party on Bonda Beach, Sydney, Australia is an absolute treat and enjoyment. Enthusiastic Australians will grill all kinds of fresh seafood for you on the spot, and also perform various fashionable and diverse ways, including coating with olive oil, chili sauce, curry, etc., which will greatly satisfy your appetite.