Tradition and Variety
The most wonderful time of year is filled with beloved culinary traditions, bringing families and friends together to feast on labor-intensive holiday meals. Across continents, home cooks utilize seasonal produce, specialty baked goods, heirloom recipes, and locally sourced proteins to honor festive food customs.
Though ingredients and preparation techniques may differ drastically from country to country, love and care shine through in every Christmas Day celebration worldwide.
Signature Christmas Dishes From Prominent Countries
Roast Turkey (United Kingdom)
Bûche de Noël (France)
Pernil (Puerto Rico)
A baked pork shoulder that’s seasoned boldly with a garlic-citrus marinade makes frequent appearances on Puerto Rican holiday tables, typically accompanied by rice, beans, and tostones.
Pork Roast and Lefse (Norway)
Iconic Holiday Sweets Served Around the World
Pan de Pascua (Chile)
King Cake (New Orleans, USA)
Hong Kong Egg Tarts (China)
Regional Christmas Dinner Menus Spotlight
Scandinavia – pickled herring, pork roast, risgrynsgröt
Smoked, cured fish is served alongside roast pork or Swedish meatballs. A rice porridge called risgrynsgröt with an almond hidden inside is typically served for dessert.
Eastern Europe - beet soup, pierogi, fruit compote
South America - tamales, roasted meats, rice pudding
A Global Bounty for Your Table
As tables on Christmas Day span continents, common threads like generosity, celebration, and gathering together become apparent. Though holiday meals may feature culturally unique components, the spirit behind festive food traditions remains decidedly universal.
At Fresh Farms, our international selection brings flavors from around the world right to your Christmas dinner table. We offer the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and more to allow you to craft festive dishes that span cultures and customs.
Bring the spirit of global tradition home by ordering online. Fresh Farms provides everything you need to embark on a worldwide culinary journey this Christmas, all without leaving your kitchen.