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Christmas Food Around The World

We all have those special dishes we make only during festivals. Food plays an important role in any tradition, culture, festival, every country has that one signature dish that is associated with a certain festival, just like modaks are associated with Ganesh Chaturthi. Christmas is a time for families to get together and bond over traditional Christmas food. While Christmas is celebrated almost all over the world, the food made during Christmas is different in different countries, let’s take a look at some of these interesting Christmas delicacies from around the world.

India: Kulkul

Kulkus are traditionally glazed and curled coconut cookies
Kulkus are traditionally glazed and curled coconut cookies

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Well, let’s start with our own country. While the traditional plum cake is made in different places around India. A very unique and traditional cookie that is made by the Christian population mostly in Goa are the Kulkuls. Kulkus are traditionally glazed and curled coconut cookies made only during Christmas.

Finland: Yule Log Cake

The Yule Log Cake is synonymous with France
The Yule Log Cake is synonymous with France

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The Yule Log Cake is synonymous with France and symbolizes the Christmas season. They not only look good but taste equally good too. Besides the cake, the Porkkanalaatiko is a spiced carrot casserole made in Finland during Christmas for a traditional Christmas meal. The French love to feast on Christmas. ( Actually who doesn’t?)

Romania: Ciorba de perisoare

A sour vegetable broth with tons of meatballs
A sour vegetable broth with tons of meatballs

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In Romania, it’s the Ciorba de perisoare which is basically a sour vegetable broth with tons of meatballs in them, that is made especially during Christmas.

Denmark: Risalamande

Rice pudding with almonds and cherries
Rice pudding with almonds and cherries

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The Risalamande is a rice pudding with almonds and cherries. It is a staple during Christmas. The fun part is that a tiny gift is placed into the mix while making the pudding and the one who finds it in their bowl gets to keep it.

Philippines: Bibingka

The soft and moist Bibingka
The soft and moist Bibingka

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The Bibingka which is a moist cheesecake made with rice and coconut.You can’t stop at just one bite as it’s the most delicious kind of cheesecake!

Spain: Pavo Trufado de Navidad

Turkey stuffed with truffles!
Turkey stuffed with truffles!

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The Spanish love their turkey stuffed with truffles!! This unique stuffed turkey is a part of the traditional Christmas meal in Spain.

Portugal: Lampreia de Ovos

Egg cake baked in the shape of a sea lamprey.
Egg cake baked in the shape of a sea lamprey.

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The Lampreia de Ovos is an egg cake baked in the shape of a sea lamprey.

Germany: Pfeffernüsse Cookies

The Pfeffernüsse Cookie area Christmas must have in Germany
The Pfeffernüsse Cookie area Christmas must have in Germany

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The Pfeffernüsse Cookies which are covered in powdered sugar and a mix of spices are a Christmas must have in Germany. Besides the cookies, the special mulled wine is something the Germans drink during Christmas meals.

Italy In Italy: Struffoli

Little hazelnut nuggets of fried dough with a dash of powdered sugar and sprinkles
Little hazelnut nuggets of fried dough with a dash of powdered sugar and sprinkles

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Struffoli are little hazelnut nuggets of fried dough with a dash of powdered sugar and sprinkles and lemon zest. These are not only bite-sized but too pretty to want to eat them!

Sweden: Swedish Meatballs

Traditional Swedish Meatballs
Traditional Swedish Meatballs

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This Swedish Christmas is not complete without the traditional Swedish Meatballs, which is flavored with things like espresso and onions!

Greece: Christopsomo

This sweet bread means Christ’s Bread
This sweet bread means Christ’s Bread

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This sweet bread is an important Christmas tradition in Greece. It means Christ’s Bread and is baked on Christmas Eve but only eaten on Christmas Day for the Christmas dinner.

Maybe some of these Christmas goodies will inspire you to try and make them yourself! It’s the time to Eat Drink And Be Merry!

Read Also: The Best Places To Visit During Christmas Holidays

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