Christmas Food Traditions

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas FoodThe Christmas season is all about traditions. Almost every other family has their own traditions when it comes to Christmas. Many people have a specific traditional way of exchanging gifts or decorating their home. Similarly, there are certain foods which are prepared specifically during the Christmas season. These foods are now a part of the festive season and specially prepared for Christmas. Here are a few traditional Christmas foods:

Apple Chestnut Stuffing

One of the most common starters to a traditional Christmas dinner or lunch is the Apple Chestnut stuffing. This starter is prepared as a stuffing for the Christmas turkey. It is relatively easy to make once the exact technique has been mastered. Before serving the turkey, the Apple Chestnut Stuffing is served. The stuffing is served after carving the turkey. The Apple Chestnut stuffing is generally served as a side dish along with gravy, but works well as a starter also.

Roasted Turkey with Herb Gravy

Christmas does not feel like Christmas without a lush Turkey dinner. While the turkey is the most common food served at Christmas dinners, there are many different ways of preparing it. Each family prepares the turkey according to their own traditional recipe. One of the most common recipes is the Honey Roasted Turkey with traditional herb gravy. The turkey is first left to marinate in a brine of honey, salt and water. This gives the turkey its distinct honey flavour.  After it is marinated the turkey is roasted in traditional fashion. The herb gravy gets a unique taste with the addition of white wine as one of its base ingredients. This method of roasting the turkey is the most popular.

Apple Pie and Ice Cream

A Christmas dinner will never be complete without a pie. This dessert is one of the things that make Christmas so special.

These traditions have been carrying on for years and people look forward to reviving them during the holiday season.