What Will the Rest of the World Be Eating This Christmas?
To a lot of people Christmas isn’t the same without the turkey. But this not necessarily the case for all countries. Read on to find out what Christmas dinner means to the rest of the world.
The feast of seven fishes is a feast of 7 (and sometimes more) different seafood dishes. This tradition descends from the Roman Catholic church, and the practice of not eating meat or dairy on the eve before some holidays.
Greenlanders eat Mattak, which is raw whale skin and blubber. Whale has been a historic delicacy in Greenland, and is a good source of nutrients and vitamins.
In Ghana it is tradition to eat Fufu which is made with starchy foods such as yam, plantain, or cassava. A thick paste like consistency, the meal is eaten with your hands – pulling off a small chuck, working it into a small ball, and then dipping the ball in the surrounding soup.
Instead of turkey as their festive bird of choice, Iceland’s Christmas lunch revolves around smoked Puffin.
Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine
The 12 dish Christmas Eve supper is eaten in many Eastern European countries. 12 vegetarian meals are served – each representing one of the 12 apostles.