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Christmas traditions and foods vary across the globe. Explore this board to learn the history and recipes for traditional Christmas dishes served around the world.


1. Australia: Christmas Pudding with Vanilla-bean Custard (Source: taste.com.au)

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This pudding and custard dessert is a holiday classic in Australia.

It's full of delicious fruit and nuts, and is really simple to make - just plan ahead and make the warm vanilla-bean custard on the day.

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2. Australia: Christmas Damper (Source: taste.com.au)

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This wreath makes a beautiful centerpiece and is a delicious part of a traditional Australian Christmas breakfast.


3. Australia: Christmas Trifle (Source: individualchic.com)

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While in the Northern Hemisphere, Christmas is often associated with cold and snow, in Australia, which resides in the Southern Hemisphere, it's all about sunshine and beach.

So this fruit, jam and custard trifle is perfect for Christmas celebrations.


4. Australia: Christmas Pavlova (Source: allrecipes.com.au)

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Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert, which has a crisp and crunchy outer shell and a soft marshmallow-like center. It is typically topped with whipped cream and a variety of fruits.


5. Australia: Fruit Mince Christmas Pies (Source: allrecipes.com.au)

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Little Christmas pies filled with fruit mince are a holiday classic for Australians.

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6. Belgium: Cougnou (Source: oneperfectbite.blogspot.com)

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Belgium is renowned for its bakeries and among their specialties is the cougnou, a rich brioche-type bread that is shaped to resemble a swaddled infant. It is locally known as the Bread of Jesus.


7. Brazil: Rabanada (Source: food.com)

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Rabanada is a traditional Brazilian Christmas food, which is similar to french toast.


8. Brazil: Christmas Eve Salt Cod (Source: flavorsofbrazil.blogspot.com)

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In Brazil, salted cod (Bacalhau Da Consoada) is traditionally served on Christmas Eve.


9. Brazil: Farofa (Source: gobrazil.about.co)

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Farofa is a dish made from toasted manioc flour and complements that may include bacon, onions, parsley, diced boiled eggs, meat, bananas or vegetables and almost anything that strikes the cook's fancy.


10. Brazil: Panettone (Source: atasteofbrazil.wordpress.com)

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Panettone is the "Brazilian" Christmas Bread.

According to legacy, anettone is originally from the city of Milan, Italy and the northern Italian immigrants brought panettone to Brazil in the early 20th century.

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11. France: Oysters (Source: parislogue.com)

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In France, Christmas and New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without a plate of oysters on the menu. They make a great first course – served up just the way they come out of the shell – or accompanied with red wine vinegar and chopped shallots sauce.


12. France: Foie Gras with Truffles (Source: traditionalfrenchfood.com)

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In France, Foie Gras with truffles is a traditional Christmas dish.


13. France: 13 Desserts of Christmas (Source: frenchfood.about.com)

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The thirteen desserts of Christmas, or Les Treize Desserts de Noël, are enjoyed after Gros Souper in Provence. The thirteen desserts are in reference to Jesus and his twelve apostles at the Last Supper. As tradition goes, there must be at least thirteen sweet available, they are all served at once, and each guest must have at least a small bite of each dessert.

On this resource you will find links to the recipes most likely to appear during the "thirteen desserts":
Quince Paste
Nougat Blanc
Nougat Noir
Chocolate Buche de
Calissons
Pain d'Epices
Chocolate Orange Biscotin


14. Germany: Christmas Stollen (Source: germanfood.about.com)

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A Stollen is a loaf-shaped cake containing dried fruit, and covered with sugar, powdered sugar or icing. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season, when called Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen.


15. Germany: Pfefferkuchenhaus (Source: germanlanguageguide.com)

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In Germany, Gingerbread Houses (Pfefferkuchenhaus) are also a traditional Christmas dessert and festive decoration. Just as in other parts of the world familiar with these sweet houses, they are decorated with candies, sweets and sugar icing.

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16. Germany: Weisswurst (Source: germanfoodguide.com)

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Weisswurst is a sausage that is almost white in color, and is made from veal and pork then seasoned with bacon, onions, parsley, salt, pepper, and lemon-powder.


17. Germany: Schaeufele (Source: mybestgermanrecipes.com)

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In Germany, Schaeufele is a traditional dish for Christmas Eve celebrations. Schaeufele is similar to Kassler, but cooking styles vary from region to region.


18. Germany: Aachener Printen Christmas Cookie (Source: mybestgermanrecipes.com)

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Aachener Printen is a German Christmas cookie that is made of gingerbread. Its name derives from its place of creation, the German city Aachen in 1820. Printen comes from English "print" and Dutch "prent," back when they used a special carved wooden model that was used to print the cookies.


19. Germany: Lebkuchen (Source: germanfoodguide.com)

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Lebkuchen, also called Pfefferkuchen, is German gingerbread. These cookies are either rectangular or round, they have a sweet, lightly nutty taste, and their aroma is spicy, a bit like nutmeg and allspice. They are usually soft with a slight crunch from chopped nuts.


20. Germany: Springerle (Source: allrecipes.com)

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Anise Christmas cookies, commonly called Springerle, are a traditional German Christmas treat.

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21. Italy: Cenone (the Feast of the Seven Fishes) (Source: samcooks.com)

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or cenone in Italian, is a commemoration of the wait for the midnight birth of Jesus. It is how many Italians around the world celebrate Christmas Eve.


22. Italy: Tortellini en Brodo (Source: marthastewart.com)

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Tortellini en brodo ("in broth") is a traditional first course for Christmas feasts in northern Italy.


23. Italy: Christmas Dinner (Source: italymag.co.uk)

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This article describes a traditional Italian Christmas dinner. It starts with salumi calabresi (a variety of coldcuts), a common first course is tortellini en brodo, then Cappone ripieno al forno as the main course, with a variety of sides, such as Insalata di rinforzo, and Struffoli for dessert.


24. Italy: Pandoro (Source: theitaliantaste.com)

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Pandoro (the word means ‘golden bread’ in Italian) is a tall, star-shaped leavened sweet bread that is produced in Verona, in Italy’s Veneto region.


25. Italy: Panforte (Source: whats4eats.com)

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Panforte, a fruit and nut confection has been made in the Tuscan city of Siena since the Middle Ages. The traditional Italian Christmas treat is best made several days ahead of time as its flavor improves with time.

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26. Ireland: Spiced Beef (Source: food.com)

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Spiced beef is a traditional celebration dish for the Irish. It is served cold and thinly sliced, it is a popular buffet dish for many Irish households for celebrations, especially during the holidays.


27. Ireland: Soda Bread (Source: yummly.com)

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In Ireland, soda bread is best made with a cake or pastry flour (made from soft wheat). In some recipes, the buttermilk is replaced by live yogurt or even stout.


28. Norway: Sand Kager (Source: iml.jou.ufl.edu)

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This favorite holiday cookie is made by mixing 2 cups of butter and sugar, 4 cups of flour, and 1 cup of chopped almonds. Then, it is pressed into a tin, baked until golden brown, and cut into squares.


29. Norway: Lutefisk (Source: sofn.com)

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Lutefisk is dried cod treated with lye. It is a traditional Norwegian Christmas dish.


30. Norway: Rice Porridge (Source: grouprecipes.com)

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The Norwegian name for this dish is Risengrynsgroet. While it is also a popular dish for Saturday dinners, it is typically also served for lunch on Christmas Eve. For Christmas and special occasions, it's traditional to add a teaspoon of cold butter into the middle of each bowl of porridge, which is called 'smoeroeye' (butter eye) and as you eat the porridge, you dip your spoon into the melted butter.

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