You wonder why people eat turkey or bread stick on Christmas? Many Christmas dishes derived from traditional dishes of the ancient Scandinavian Yule festival or 22-12 to celebrate the return of the sun after a long winter, cold.
Over many generations, these dishes are spread around and change to suit the eating habits of each ethnic group.
In the sixteenth century, the explorers Sebastian Cabot brought turkey back to England. Despite the cold climate is not suitable for this type of poultry, turkey turned still become popular British dish each Christmas. Earlier, the English common wealth swan, back and head boar for the Christmas party.
Turkey turned famous that in 1843, British writer Charles Dickens brought his classic work, A Christmas Carol. This traditional dish was transferred to Australia in January 1-1788.
Each Christmas, every family has banquet fragrant pudding cake, greasy. However, today's pudding is a far cry from their ancient ancestors. In the XV century, the cake is made from plums, wine, minced veal, bread crumbs, herbs, onions, vegetables, dried fruits and spices.
Around the sixteenth century, the vegetables and meat fades. By the nineteenth century, the composition and its very close to today's pudding. It is also added to some bean cake or coin and believe that if you eat this bread, they will have good luck all year.
Bread stick cake
In ancient Yule festival, one must prepare a big log and burned for 12 nights to welcome the return of the sun god. People believe that they will have bad luck if burning trees before the end of the festival.
Today, every Christmas, we have a loaf of brown chocolate cream logs. It is sprinkled with little white chocolate to represent snow. Prepare the cake will definitely help time-consuming than the ancient Yule logs.
Long ago, lollipop is straight and only in white. But in 1670, head of the Cologne Cathedral choir has broken candy cane. He brought gifts for the shepherd and his singers.
In the nineteenth century, it was more red stripes and peppermint candy. And every Christmas, candy tree three-Walking with white stripes, red delicious and fun to become attractive gifts for children.