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Culinary Christmas Eve in Germany Christmas is approaching quickly as always. Preparations are made, invitations are sent, presents are bought or built. But what about dinner? Well, if you have any interest in the German way of feasting on Christmas Eve, then you have found the right article. On the following pages we explore some of Germany’s favourite dishes for 24 December. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS
First things first. Whether you will like the German Christmas dishes or not, there is one big advantage to all of them: although some need more preparation and skill than others, none of the food is that unusual. In fact, all of the meals will sound fa44 | Issue 45 | December 2016
miliar to you and you have probably even eaten most of them on occasion. The main trend A general trend is having an influence on the cooking behaviour of Germans around
Christmas time. A consciousness for healthy food has been having a great impact on meals around the country and of course this trend does not stop in December. That is why some of the classic meals, like a stuffed goose, have seen a decline in popularity. Younger people especially also do not want to experience a whole animal on the dinner table. This trend dates back to the historic perception of the time before Christmas. It always was a time of silence and sacrifice with regard to extravagant food and glut-
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