In the last three days we have had over a metre of snowfall here in the Austrian Alps, and while I am trying to limit my outbursts of ‘White Christmas and Let it Snow’, this festive weather is making it difficult to suppress those Christmassy feelings!
While we normally head below the equator for some sunshine over the Christmas period, we have decided to brave the British weather this year and will head on over to good old Blighty on 24th December to spend Christmas with my family.
Turkey for Christmas dinner is a cert, and while I quite enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, Christmas Pud, mince pies, and half a tin of Quality Street, it does make me think about what they will be eating in other parts of the world…
A Barbi on the Beach in Australia – Where shrimps, steak and buckets of beer come as standard!
I actually thought it was a joke when they said it is customary to eat KFC on Christmas Day in Japan – but apparently, it’s true!
Much like their German and Austrian neighbours, the Italians like something sweet on Christmas day, namely, Panettone.
Celebrating the 24th December, more so than the 25th, the French enjoy fresh oysters, pâté and smoked salmon during Le Réveillon – and that sounds just as good as turkey to me!
In Mexico, Christmas is all about delicious stews and Tamales, delicious parcels of chicken or beef – Si Señor!
If you know anyone from Scandinavia, you will know that they love to party! Christmas is no different, and they wash down their delicious smorgasbord of festive treats with a jug (or three) of mulled wine.
Those that celebrate Christmas in India do so with a delicious Indian style buffet of vindaloo curries with rice, sanna bread, and a layered cake dessert called bebinca.
What will you be eating this Christmas day? Drop us a line, we would love to know!