Traditional Christmas Food from Around the World
Wherever in the world you’re celebrating Christmas, the holidays are a time to get together with friends and family, and enjoy a seasonal treat. Families gather together to feast, and the food that comes to the table during the Christmas season is always delicious, meaningful, and generally quite indulgent.
If you’re looking to spice up your Christmas menu this year, take a look at this list. We’ve gathered together some of the world’s most traditional Christmas foods, so you can see how people all around the globe eat during the festive season.
1. Tourtière – Canada
Although Canada is a gigantic melting pot, with many Christmas traditions joyfully co-existing together, many of our northern neighbors celebrate Christmas by digging into a hefty tourtière. Tourtière is a meat pie that originates in Quebec, and is made of a variety of ground meat tucked into a deliciously buttery pastry crust.
The major components of tourtière depend on where it’s made. In coastal regions, you’re likely to find it stuffed with salmon, but in Quebec and other inland areas, pork, veal, and beef are common. An interesting version of this dish called tourtière saguenéenne originates in the Saguenay region, and it’s made with painstakingly cubed veggies and meat instead of minced meat.