Last Christmas playlist on anyone?
As December is just around the corner it is the perfect time to start getting all festive! Take out your sequined jumpers from the back shelf, light up your tree, and, of course, start thinking of all those mouth-watering holiday dishes. The Jar - Healthy Vending Team is, of course, mostly focused on the last part and already started to write the grocery list for this year's Christmas dinner. Aren’t we from the food and beverages industry after all?
To help you get some Christmas dinner inspiration as well we have decided to create a little guide with festive foods around the world. But before we tell you everything let’s see if you maybe you already know it all. Try to connect dishes with countries and find out if you got it right!
France - Bûche de Noël
With origin dating back to the 19th century, Bûche de Noël is a holiday classic on the Christmas dinner table in France. Shaped like a log this cake is flourless roulette made mainly of chocolate, eggs, and whipped cream. Confectioners' sugar on top gives the feeling of having an actual snowy forest piece on your plate. How come French dishes are always so élégant?
Germany - Weihnachtsgeflügel
Not as complex as its pronunciation, Weihnachtsgeflügel would actually be pretty known to you. “Christmas Poultry”, when translated from German, is a main festive dish in many countries. Traditionally Germans would choose goose as the bird for the platter but now also duck became to be seen at many Christmas parties. How to add some German vibes to your British Christmas turkey? Just serve it alongside famous red cabbage and bread dumplings. Impress with less they say!
Czech Republic - Vánoční kapr
Surprise but the Czech Republic’s is completely different to the German one, even if the driving distance between the two countries is less than 5 hours. Czechs as people in some other central European countries tend to enjoy more their vánoční kapr, in English simple called Christmas carp. If you come to the Czech Republic this time of the year you will be able to see big baskets filled with water and carps in them everywhere from the center to the suburbs. Some houses would also keep it for five days in the bathtub to make sure carp is cleaned from inside as well.
New Zealand/Australia- Pavlova
Rumor has it, Pavlova dessert was named in honor of Russian dancer Anna Pavlova. Russian megastar had been touring around both countries back in 1926 bringing inspiration to the creating of this desert. So soft and heavenly light meringue cake is very easy to make and will surely be remembered by everyone. A definite YES for The Jar - Healthy Vending Christmas celebration.
Japan - KFC
We thought to be discussing some very authentic Japanese festive dishes for this part but what we found out was hilarious. Kentucky Fried Chicken is the Japanese number one dish for Christmas. All goes back to the ad campaign in 1976 little after the fast-food company opened in the country. Japanese did not have the tradition of celebrating Christmas but KFC brought them one together with their holiday bucket package. Traditions are still there even nowadays with families across the country now starting to pre-order fast-food meals for their holiday dinner.
Share with us what dish/dishes from above you would bring to your Christmas dinner table and get ready for some more festive posts!🌟
Aaand don't forget.....