Christmas dinner - ideas and recipes

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Recipes for the Christmas season

Christmas dinner - ideas and recipes

So get ideas and recipes for Christmas dinner here, because a goose is part of a traditional Christmas feast in Germany, but there are other ways, as we have found out on our travels around the world. We collect recipes and ideas from the kitchens of the world. Again and again we come across unusual recipes that you can use to make your Christmas meal varied. We collect these recipes here so that you can be inspired and experience new culinary adventures.

Italian Christmas cake from Brescia

Italian Christmas cake from Brescia

While looking for Italian Christmas cuisine today I stumbled across the traditional Italian Christmas cake from Brescia. No, this is not panettone. The Christmas cake that we present here comes from Lombardy and is a specialty of the region. It only exists there. The city of Brescia and its ...
American Cookies Recipes

American cookies recipes for Christmas

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Bake Santa hats

Bake Santa hats

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Snickerdoodles for Christmas

Snickerdoodles recipe

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Chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies

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Recipe for Linzer Cookies

Recipe for Linzer Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies - Best Cookies ever

American Chocolate Chip Cookies For me, Best Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best Christmas cookies I know. Why? They bring back fond memories of my research year spent in Canada. I had a research grant that allowed me to stay there. The money I received monthly was enough to live on...
French pastries Madeleines

French pastries - Madeleines

We got to know the French pastry Madeleines on our river cruise on the Rhone. This journey started in Lyon, the capital of pleasure in France. We also moored in Avignon on the way. We visited the market halls in both cities. These are the best places to learn about the specialties that are ...
Macarons recipes

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Traditional roast goose

How St. Martin's Goose tastes particularly good

Why the St. Martin's goose can taste good St. Martin's goose is a feast in Austria and Bavaria. On November 11th, the festival of St. Martin is not only celebrated in the Mühlviertel. This feast day commemorates St. Martin of Tours. He is the founder of monasticism in the West and was the third ...


That's what people eat at Christmas all over the world

You've probably heard that Christmas food can be very different around the world. While in Germany a juicy goose is traditionally served, in other countries there are completely different delicacies on the festive table.

In France, for example, it is customary to enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner on Christmas Eve. From oysters to lobster to scallops, everything the sea has to offer can be found here. A perfect alternative for those who don't necessarily want to eat meat.

In Japan, too, Christmas dinner is celebrated very differently than here. Here's a portion of Kentucky Fried Chicken on the table on Christmas Eve. Sounds crazy, but it's actually like that! The American fast food chain launched an advertising campaign in the 70s promoting KFC as the perfect Christmas meal. Since then, the tradition has established itself and the Japanese are queuing in front of the KFC branches.

In Italy, it is customary to serve a variety of fish dishes on Christmas Eve. From fried octopus to swordfish cooked in wine, there's plenty to explore here. It is often eaten in large family groups, which makes the feast a real community experience.

Christmas dinner around the world is a wonderful way to explore new tastes and cultures. Try something new and be inspired by the culinary traditions of other countries. You might be surprised how delicious Christmas can be in other parts of the world!


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Christmas dinner - ideas and recipes

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn