18 World Holiday Dish Recipes (2024)

Every week we pull together some greatCanadian recipesfrom Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish.This week, we are sharing holiday food traditions from our members that originate alloverthe world .

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Within Canada, some people say "happy holidays," others say "joyeuses fêtes," some others "felices fiestas," or "boas festas," and many many others use dozens of languagesto wish each other all the best for the end-of-year.

But holiday traditions are not just about beautiful words. They are -mostly, I would say- about the food that people share and how they incorporate their family history into a batch of holiday cookies or a tourtière. Curious about those dishes that reveal so much about their backgrounds, we asked FBC members to share that recipe that brings back memories during the holiday season. So grab a mug of hot chocolate (or apple cider, or hot toddy, or holiday chai) and read along for a sampling of holiday world cuisine!

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By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Stella di Pandoro with Chantilly Custard Cream and Cranberries

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    _[Stella di Pandoro](https://www.sugarlovespices.com/stella-pandoro-chantilly-custard-cream-and-cranberries/)_ is a dessert you’d find on Italian tables during the festive season. It looks amazing, tastes even better, and shows how you can bring a packaged cake to a whole new level. From **Sugar Love Spices**.

  • Holiday Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    A great way to create a show-stopping centrepiece for the main protein is to have it 'Frenched.' This [Holiday Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast](http://www.mykitchenlove.com/holiday-pork-roast/) will wow guests with its crispy exterior and succulent interior. And you’ll be feeling grand from as little hands-on work as possible! From **My Kitchen Love**.

  • Ube Cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    _Ube_ Cakes are technically chiffon cakes that taste like _ube_ but [this version](https://theunlikelybaker.com/ube-cake-filipino-purple-yam-cake/), while still soft, is much denser because it asks for _ube_ jam which tends to be very thick. It is delicious nonetheless. And the _ube_ frosting is just to-die-for. From **The Unlikely Baker**.

  • Lebkuchen - German Gingerbread Cookies

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [German Lebkuchen](https://leelalicious.com/lebkuchen-german-gingerbread-cookies/) are similar to gingerbread cookies, but they are very soft with a little more complex spice flavor. The recipe is also similar to the process of making choux pastry for eclairs. From **Leelalicious**.

  • My Mom’s French Canadian Tourtière

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [French Canadian Tourtière](https://urbnspice.com/my-recipes/my-moms-french-canadian-tourtiere/) is more savoury than traditionally prepared tourtière due to the use of sage and poultry seasoning as opposed to the warm spices often used. It also as a mixture of beef, veal, and pork. From **UrbnSpice**.

  • Nanny's Christmas Cherry Balls

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Christmas Cherry Balls](https://www.baconismagic.ca/food/cherry-balls/), based on an Italian-Scottish recipe, are easy to make and great for making with small children or with a glass of wine….or three…. with friends. From **Bacon is Magic.**

  • Rose Cookies or Rose De Coque

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Rose Cookies](http://kravingsfoodadventures.com/rose-cookies-rose-de-coque/), which hail from India, are rice flour-based and combine a crunchy texture and a slight sweetness. Ideal for those who don't have a sweet tooth but still want some sugar for the holidays. From **Kravings Food Adventures**.

  • Traditional Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    With this simple and superb recipe for [Traditional Chicken Soup](https://www.bitememore.com/feedme/106/traditional-chicken-soup-with-matzo-balls), a pot chock full of fresh vegetables, herbs, chicken and of course, tender matzo balls, you'll have a bestseller in every Chanukah bowl. From **Bite Me More**.

  • Healthy Lebkuchen - German Spiced Cookies

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This version of [Lebkuchen or Pfefferkuchen](http://www.occasionallyeggs.com/2016/12/lebkuchen-german-spiced-cookies.html) is butter and egg free, much lower in sugar and fat than normal, and perfectly spicy. The cookies have a nice crispy edge and chewy centre, and they're just right with a little chocolate. From **Occasionally Eggs**.

  • Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Kugel shows up at every Jewish holiday in one outfit or another. This [Sweet Potato and Apple version ](https://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/sweet-potato-and-apple-kugle-or-casserole-if-youre-making-this-for-easter/)of the casserole deliciously falls into the side dish/dessert category. From **Meghan Telpner**.

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18 World Holiday Dish Recipes (12) Lyndsay Sung

I should not have looked at this post before eating lunch. YIKES!! So much goodness. Going to check out that purple ube cake now!! xo

18 World Holiday Dish Recipes (14) Sugar Mummy

Yummy! this is quite amazing and appetizing.

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18 World Holiday Dish Recipes (2024)


What are some popular foods that people eat on this holiday name 5? ›

  • Matzah.
  • Eggnog. ...
  • Latkes. ...
  • Collard Greens and Black-eyed Peas. ...
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage. ...
  • Green Bean Casserole. ...
  • Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin pie is a favorite for Thanksgiving. ...
  • Roast Goose. Although most of us carnivores enjoy a turkey during the holidays, the traditional main dish is actually a roast goose. ...

What desserts came from the Old World? ›

English sweets included many types of cakes, custards, and fritters such as funnel cake. They used strawberries, apples, figs, raisins, currants and almonds. They also made cheese-based sweets including cheesecake. A large number of English cookbooks have been found and some date back to the late 1300's.

What is the oldest food we still eat? ›

First found in a tomb in Ancient Egypt, honey is about 5,500 years old. Revered in ancient Egypt, honey remains edible over long periods. In 2015, while excavating tombs in Egypt, the archaeologists found about 3000-year-old honey that was fully edible.

What are 5 foods that went from the Old World to the New World? ›

By way of crops, the Old World introduced the Western Hemisphere to bananas, grapes, oranges, peaches, grains, and olives. They also contributed luxuries such as honey, sugar, and coffee.

What is the most sold food at Christmas? ›

Nationally, these are the most popular Christmas foods in America:
  • Roasted potatoes (91%)
  • Scalloped potatoes (83%)
  • Roast beef (77%)
  • Red velvet cake (76%)
  • Ham (76%)
  • Christmas nuts (76%)
Aug 1, 2023

What is the number one Christmas meal? ›

According to a 2020 survey, turkey's the main event for 73% of Americans, with prime rib (69%), roast beef (66%), steak (65%), chicken (64%), roast pork (64%) and ham (62%) also coming in as popular contenders.

What food do Italians eat on Christmas? ›

In Southern and Central Italy, baked pasta is a must. In Northern Italy, Lasagne Bolognese and filled pasta like manicotti and ravioli are traditional Christmas fare. Next comes the main event, the meat. Roasted veal, baked chicken, sausages or braised beef are common Natale entrées worth celebrating.

What is the least popular Christmas food? ›

Across all states, their findings showed that the least popular Christmas foods are persimmon pudding (13%) and fruitcake (25%).

What is an old world snack? ›

Whether you crave the sweetness of candied almonds, the savory satisfaction of salted cashews or the classic flavor of roasted peanuts, Old World Snacks brings you a taste of tradition that is truly one-of-a-kind.

What desserts did black people create? ›

Celebrate the legacy of Black baking
  • My First Pick. Old-Fashioned Coconut Cake. ...
  • My Second Pick. Purple Sweet Potato Pie. ...
  • My Third Pick. Root Beer Cake with Chocolate Root Beer Ganache. ...
  • My Fourth Pick. Rose-Pistachio Cookies with Cherries and White Chocolate.

What is the greatest dessert in the world? ›

25 Best Desserts in the World
  • Mochi ice cream.
  • Flan.
  • New York cheesecake.
  • Dulce de leche ice cream.
  • Lamingtons.
  • Cendol.
  • Key lime pie.
  • Bingsu.
Nov 8, 2023

What are three foods that were brought from the Old World to the New World? ›

Wheat, tomatoes, chili peppers, and many other foods were transferred between the Old and New Worlds, the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, following Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the Americas in 1492.

What food did the Old World give to the New World? ›

Old World rice, wheat, sugar cane, and livestock, among other crops, became important in the New World.

What did the Old World eat before 1492? ›

European ate many of the foods they still eat today before the Columbian Exchange. For example, they ate wheat and other grains, such as oats; meats like pork, beef, and chicken; and fruits and vegetables, like carrots, onions, apples, peaches, and cherries.

What are some Old World vegetables? ›

There are vegetables well known today in the list such as cucumber, chickpeas, celery, carrots, cabbage, leeks, peas, lettuce, garlic, onions, shallots, as well as familiar aromatic herbs as mint, sage, cumin, anise, parsley, savory, coriander.


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