Christmas is the most beautiful of the year that brings us unique, delicious and colorful dishes. And do you know each dish has its own interesting story? As the traditional Christmas pudding was… made of veal, breadcrumbs…, a famous queen created human-shaped gingerbread, …
Let’s join Everest Education’s (“E2”) travel into the world of Christmas dishes through this article!
Soup is supposed to be a soul dish of Western. Soup that is carefully prepared and cooked meticulously and deliciously will be a special blessing on Christmas holidays. Such a great appetizer for the Christmas party!
King Henry VIII was the first person to eat a turkey on Christmas Day. However, it wasn’t until the 1950’s that the turkey was a more popular Christmas meal choice than the goose. The good thing about Christmas Day and turkeys is that Christmas is a family time, and turkeys are family size!
Surprisingly, Queen Elizabeth I invented gingerbread men. And Germany is the country that loves gingerbread the most in the world.
Yule log/Bûche de Noël
The traditional Christmas cake of France and other French-speaking countries is a cylinder-shaped chocolate cake decorated to look like a log. People said that a specially selected log burnt on a hearth as a Christmas tradition in Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, and subsequently the Americas.
A candy cane turned upside down reveals the letter J, which many believe represents Jesus. You may don’t know that original candy canes were only white and didn’t have the bend.
In the 15th century, pudding was made from veal, breadcrumbs, wine, herbs, dried fruit, plums and spices. By the 19th century, people have replaced some ingredients and the pudding tastes close to today’s pudding. Christmas pudding is often decorated with a sprig of holly to bring good luck.
Classic eggnog was made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. In some contexts, distilled spirits such as brandy, rum, whisky or bourbon are added to the drink. Milk, eggs, and sherry were foods of the wealthy, so eggnog was often used in toasts to prosperity and good health.
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