The Rural Sociology Course “Food Culture and Customs” wrapped up just before Christmas.
As a side-project (read: homework for no credit), I asked students to photograph their holiday meals and share the pictures so that we could all get a little taste of Christmas around the world.
Here are some of the photos.
Traditional Danish Christmas dinner! White potatoes, caramelized potatoes, pork roast, duck, red cabbage and gravy
Slovak Christmas Dinner
France: foie gras de canard with fig jam
South Africa: Christmas day lunch Leg of lamb on the braai (BBQ) cooked ham and not-so-authentic butternut & couscous and beet carpaccio
For the Hungarian Christmas, the student noted: “This “was our “main dish” setting. Not completely authentic, because my grandma recently started watching cooking shows.”
Over to Italy for dessert!
Italy: Classic panettone and panettone dressed with pistacchi and torrone
Finally, one student was couchsurfing in Haifa, Israel and staying with an Argentinian restaurant owner: all the weekly leftovers turned into an amazing tapas dinner. She wrote: “This morning at 5 we were making empanadas. Shalom!”
Israel: Argentinian Empanadas
And, in case you were curious about what is eaten on New Year’s Day in Mexico City…
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Here is what I have been up to!
They are beautiful and seem delicious!
It was a great idea!