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Festive foods

We're headed off on our trip tomorrow, but I couldn't let the chance to discuss Christmas food go by.

I love Christmas food. Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, loads of cake and pudding... Yum! My parents never have a dry turkey; the stuffing is vegetarian & plentiful; the cake and pudding have more than enough booze, plus boozy sauce to add on top.

But there's more to Christmas food, if you're in the right hemisphere. Mulled wine, gingerbread, and lots of Christmas cookies (strawberries and salads are lovely, but they don't have quite the same festive kick).

Which brings me to the Very Good Taste Christmas Fifty (the ones I've eaten are emboldened - which ones have you had?)

1. Crystallised or candied fruits
2. Egg nog
3. Bûche de Noël, or Yule log
4. Rum balls
5. Bebinca
6. Roasted chestnuts
7. Cavallucci
8. Tourtière
9. Uszka
10. Port & Stilton
11. Hallaca
12. Roast goose
13. Lefse
14. Sugar plums
15. Romeritos
16. Pinnekjøtt
17. Hot toddy
18. Christmas cake
19. Tamales
20. Sorpotel
21. Panettone
22. Candy canes
23. Pasteles
24. Speculaas
25. Makowiec
26. Christmas pudding
27. Stollen
28. Figgy pudding
29. Lebkuchen
30. Turrón
31. Mince pies
32. Wassail bowls
33. Buñuelos
34. Pio Quinto
35. Marzipan fruits
36. Mulled wine
37. King cake
38. Christmas beach barbecue
39. Cola de mono
40. Lutefisk
41. Kutia
42. Pizzelle
43. Dominostein
44. Cranberry sauce
45. Pfeffernüsse
46. Satsumas or clementines
47. Pumpkin pie
48. Smalahove
49. Nut roast
50. Brandy butter

Note that while sushi is not a traditional Christmas food, David and I think it will serve us very well this year. (Provided I get my hands on some turkey and stuffing once we arrive in Auckland, of course!)

And with that, I (we) wish you all a very happy festive season. I expect/hope we'll be too busy relaxing to blog throughout January, but we'll definitely return with enough incriminating experiences to make you shudder in February.

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