10 Heavenly Christmas Foods From Around The World
1. Coquilles Saint-Jacques (France)
Scallops with herbs and cheese, served in little shells as an appetizer. Add that to the list of reasons to move to France.
2. Chiles en nogada (Mexico)
This festive dish is comprised of meat-stuffed, fire-roasted poblano peppers covered in a creamy walnut sauce and a pomegranate seed garnish.
3. Feast of Seven Fishes (Italy)
Calamari, linguini with clams, shrimp scampi — everything about this dinner commemorating the wait for the birth of Jesus is absolute perfection.
4. Hallacas (Venezuela)
These little packages of goodness are stuffed with a mixture of capers, raisins, peppers, and various meats and wrapped in maize and plantain leaves.
5. Zakuski (Russia)
These fishy appetizers feature many sour and salty flavors, making them excellent with shots of vodka.
6. Ceia de Natal (Brazil)
This Brazilian Christmas turkey feast is unlike anything else, with a marinade made from champagne and spices.
7. Sachertorte (Austria)
This chocolate sponge and apricot jam cake was invented by a 16-year-old in Vienna, as all good things are.
8. Doro Wat on Injera (Ethiopia)
This spicy meat stew is perfect on the spongy bliss that is injera.
9. Kulkuls (India)
India may have a very small Christian population, but that doesn’t mean the celebration is sparse in any way. Just look at these adorable coconut cookies!
10. Vitel Toné (Argentina)
This dish comes from the Italian immigration into Argentina in the late 1800s/early 1900s and is a platter of sliced veal covered in a tuna sauce and capers. It’s surprisingly light and the flavors all compliment one another.