It seems that eating turkey for Christmas dinner is a rule in our cognition. In fact, it is not. Besides eating turkey for Christmas, every country has its own traditional Christmas food. Let's take a look at different Christmas food in Europe.
French traditional Christmas food - b ^ uche de No "el
French dessert b ^ uche de No "el literally translates as" the wood of Christmas ". Romantic French, why do they eat wood for Christmas?
It turns out that in many parts of Europe, there is such a tradition at Christmas. Ignite yule logs during Christmas and keep them burning from Christmas to the new year, so as to keep the family bright. It is believed that this can ward off evil spirits and drive away sickness. Later, because there was no fireplace in many families' houses, they could not burn yule logs. They gradually changed to making Christmas wood cakes. On Christmas day, everyone ate Christmas wood cakes together to symbolize the burning of yule logs.
English Gingerbread Man
The English gingerbread people told this story. During the Crusade, they brought back ginger from Southeast Asia to Europe. Ginger was a very expensive high-grade spice at that time, and only noble or rich families could eat it.
In the 16th century, the Queen of England asked the chef to make cookies with ginger into the appearance of guests and bake human shaped cookies. Later, ginger gradually became less rare, and many civilians could afford it. People also followed the palace to bake gingerbread people.
English Christmas pudding
In addition to gingerbread people, Christmas Pudding is also a Christmas pudding in Britain. In medieval England, it was a tradition to make pudding on the so-called "Three Sunday". This kind of pudding is made of 13 kinds of materials. During the production process, the whole family needs to gather together to stir the mixture of pudding in turn. Therefore, this day is also called Stir up Sunday.
German Christmas Spice Wine
In Germany and Austria, a kind of spice wine called Gl ü hwein (mulled wine) is popular at Christmas. This kind of wine is based on red wine, sometimes it is also mixed with Lin wine or other spirits, and then added with cloves, cinnamon and other spices to make a hot drink, also known as "Christmas red wine". German people drink it at Christmas. It is warm and they hold a cup in their hands. Even if they stay outdoors, they are not afraid of cold. The wine is fragrant and smells like Christmas.
Christmas Egg Wine
Egg wine began to appear around the 13th century. The ingredients for making egg wine include eggs, milk, rice wine or sherry. Because these ingredients were expensive, they were also affordable for rich people at that time. At that time, people generally believed that egg wine had the effect of curing colds. Drinking egg wine gradually had the meaning of blessing health and wealth. Later, it gradually became a necessary drink for Christmas.
European countries will basically have their own Christmas food. Given the limited space, you can't list them all. If you are interested, you can learn more about them