Christmas 2022: One of the most anticipated holidays is Christmas, which is observed all around the world. But do you know how different nations observe this winter celebration and what the various Christmas customs are? Here are some interesting culinary customs from throughout the world that is worth reading.
1. Canada’s Sugar cookie
Christmas cookie-baking parties, where the entire family bakes and consumes cookies together, are a Canadian Christmas custom. A key component of the celebration is the consumption of sugar cookies, which are a staple of cookie recipes from every household.
2. Iceland’s Roasted Lamb leg
In Iceland, the Christmas dinner is also known as the “Yule meal.” The delicious Roasted Lamb Leg is fitted with the speciality bread known as Leaf Bread, which is constructed with thin sheets of dough and decorated in a variety of patterns.
3. Stollen bread from Germany
Germans make the traditional Stollen bread, which is essentially a German fruit cake laden with dried fruit and marzipan, in preparation for Christmas. The custom of icing sugar-dusted cakes dates back to the 15th century when they were given as gifts.
4. Australian Barbeque
Australian Christmas is a very different experience! Christmas in Australia is celebrated with friends and family over a barbeque. The custom is on creating a magnificent prawn barbecue and sharing it with loved ones.
5. Rice Pudding from Denmark
Making “Ris á la mande,” a delicious sweet rice pudding, and sharing it with friends and family are central to Danish culinary tradition. This exquisite delicacy is served on Christmas Day and is created with milk, rice, almonds, vanilla, and whipped cream. This custom is distinctive in that a whole almond is concealed inside the pudding, and the finder receives a reward.
6. USA’s Cranberry sauce
The American tradition of celebrating Christmas revolves around making cranberry sauce, jellies, and other desserts in addition to a spectacular turkey roast. Serving a meal without this sauce is unthinkable.
7. Spain’s Dainty desserts
Christmas is celebrated in Spain with delicious treats like nougat and turrón. This traditional dish is produced with a sweet concoction of honey, sugar, egg whites, and almonds and gives the festive celebration a flavorful boost.
8. Borscht from Poland
Without this hearty beetroot soup, known as “Borscht,” Christmas celebrations in Poland would be completed. Before the elaborate Christmas dinner, this soup is enjoyed as a beginning.
9. Sponge cake loaded with Caraway seed from Ireland
Making a delicious sponge cake laden with caraway seeds is central to the Irish Christmas culinary ritual. This homemade cake is presented as a gift to friends and family.