Culinary Christmas traditions of different peoples in different countries and at different times can be considered similar from the point of view of two main characteristics. One of them is on the table should be plenty and rich! The second is the symbolism of the dishes or the whole menu Christmas buffet in General.
Symbolism of new year’s eve menu
By the way, the second characteristic, is also the reason for such a different set of dishes on home family dinner of the year in different parts of the globe.
Christmas table is almost always full of dishes with the most complex and rich – as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Ingredients for holiday treats are chosen from the most costly and sophisticated products. There is a place and the usual snacks – but the cut, layout and flow are very different from the everyday.
Meat culinary new year traditions
Depending on the preferences of this or that mistress, tastes of her family, national traditions and new-fangled culinary trends the main dish prepared from meat, poultry or fish, and often several. For example, baked chicken, jellied minced meat and fish platter of salted and smoked delicacies. Or roasted pig, fish in aspic and sliced smoked Turkey and chicken. In France, Continue reading
Main the purpose of traditions — to tell us how to behave in a given situation. And to do it without much thinking. Usually it is quite convenient.
Where, for example, to celebrate the New year? Someone will suffer, to think of something good family traditions, and someone knows the answer to the question: the night we always have, utesi or a large company go to friends to the cottage. While all pre-painted: we bring salad and fruit, Ivanov — home-made wine and cake, and Dima is preparing a leg of lamb.
Tradition can “build” our lives literally brick by brick: for Breakfast you should eat cereal, a festive table isn’t imaginable without pie, we clean the apartment on Saturdays, and we’ve taken vacations at sea. And why so, we do not think. However, the answer will probably not find — just initially formed.
Custom or dogma?
There is another function of good family traditions, although at first glance it may seem side: they determine the degree of viability of a “body” that supports them.
It is here and is the “watershed” between the customs of the living and the dead. Last mean blindly following a routine once someone order. Usually they settle for those who are too lazy or too busy to take the initiative to create something Continue reading