The festive season holidays are almost always a reason to over-indulge and spend quality time with your loved ones. As South Africans get ready to eat, drink and be merry around their dinner tables, we took a look at what the rest of the world gets up to. Need some inspiration for your Christmas table? Check out the spreads below!
Christmas in Nigeria is often spent in tailor made outfits around a table of extended family. Dishes that are served include traditional Nigerian jollof (a spicy rice dish) goat stew, and moin-moi (blended beans mixed with vegetable oil and diced liver, prawns, chicken and fish).
Traditional German Christmas tables often include a raclette (a type of hot plate device). The entire family cooks their own selection of salami, ham, mushrooms and raclette cheese together on the shared device.
Lithuanians traditionally serve 12 dishes, representing the 12 apostles. Three to four of these dishes will typically consist of herring and are often accompanied by a swig of cranberry kissel (a drink made of strained cranberries, sugar and syrup).
Fancy yourself a Christmas dinner that can last up to 8 hours? Spend the festive season with a French family! Delicious dishes you can expect during your lengthy soirée include: fresh oysters, foie-gras , turkey with chestnuts, and buche de noel (a type of cake similar to a Swiss Roll).