Stars and Stripes stripes.com 24 Dec, 2020 15:30 am

Where multi-course menus are holiday traditions

Where multi-course menus are holiday traditions
What’s on the plate for that special Christmas feast? It’s not just the country you find yourself in that determines the dish. Regions, religions and family traditions will influence what you’re indulging in the days leading up to, on and after the big day itself.

New Year’s Eve in Russia There’s one last extravaganza left to experience before the striking of the New Year.In Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, New Year’s Eve was the time for gathering to experience Christmas’s non-secular traditions such as decorated trees and exchanging gifts.Regions, religions and family traditions will influence what you’re indulging in the days leading up to, on and after the big day itself.Depending on family traditions, the table might heave with calissons, a marzipan-like almond candy; nougat, in colors both black and white to symbolize good and evil, and gingerbread.

Julefrokost in Denmark Before the big day itself, Danes will gather with family and friends for the all-day eatathon known as a Julefrokost.By tradition, 12 different dishes are brought to the table, the number symbolizing Jesus’ disciples and the months of the year.

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