On this eve of Christmas, as Santa does his final preparations to deliver gifts and good will all across the world, so are many of us preparing a Christmas feast for family and friends.
What one serves for their Christmas feast is as diverse as is the world. Some dinners are based on newer traditions, on foods recently introduced into society, while others are steeped in age-old traditions and recipes handed down from one generation to the next.
What’s on Your Christmas Dinner Table?
Will your dinner plate be filled with new traditions and food as unique as is your family? Or will it be filled with traditions and recipes passed down through the years?
What will I be serving? Both! I’ve merged traditional American style with a nod to my father’s French-Canadian heritage. On Christmas Eve, I serve up a home-made French-Canadian meat pie called tourtiere, just like my grandmother, and her grandmother before, served. Then on Christmas day, it’s our own family favorites – slices of honey-baked ham served with garlic mashed potatoes, sweet corn, green beans and fluffy biscuits.
Take a glimpse into what others around the world might be feasting upon this Christmas with this infographic. Does your festive holiday dinner look anything like one of these meals? Or have you created a holiday tradition all your own, a festive Christmas meal as unique as you are?
All that food looks so yummy. And now, I need to be off to begin preparations for my own family Christmas Dinner. I’ve got some tourtiere pies to make, some potatoes to peel. I’m salivating at the thought of all that food!
Happy Holidays From Me To You!
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into Christmas dinners from across the world. I know I did! I have to say the most surprising meal to me was Japan’s Kentucky Fried Chicken meal. Who’d have thought! And my most favorite holiday meal, the one that I’d love to one day experience? The Italian Christmas dinner, though I might pass on the anchovies.
Which of these Christmas dinners from around the world surprised you the most? What’s your favorite Christmas dinner from this list, the one you’d like to feast upon one day? What are you serving on your own holiday table? Is it steeped in tradition, or as unique as you are? Do share in the Comments!
Wishing you and yours a most festive, happy holiday season!