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“What Foods Spell Christmas For You?”

“What foods spell Christmas for You?”

We still have plenty of time to gather & assemble our most evocative festive food memories.
Those special dishes that we may only have once a year, the ones that shout Christmas to us.
The foods that we love to make for our precious people, or that we can’t wait to go home & taste again, that speak of nurture, of safe & solid ground, of love & gathering, laughter & sharing.

For me, the eldest of 11 children in close succession, it is all those things, & much, much more.
It’s ripe with tactile beauty & joyous promise.
It’s much activity…..it’s the planning, prepping, & presenting of a bountiful banquet.
It’s the help & the participation…

These days I’m much more aware of the anticipation & the sensation.
Of the boost to all our senses, the visions, sounds, smells, textures & flavours that all combine to create our favourite fare recollections.

During the days of last December, the question was bandied about far & wide…“What foods spell Christmas for you?”

Amazingly interesting answers emerged…shortbread stars, buttered Brazils, Shimmi’s sherry balls, chilled lychees & fresh, plump cherries.
Other suggestions were mango & passionfruit pavlova, Oma’s spekkoek, blackforest trifle, double glazed smoked ham-off-the-bone, garlic & chilli prawns, sumptuous salads & of course the traditional plum pudding in all it’s guises….mmmmm.
(Lots of desserts you may notice…!)

Strawberry daquiris & Long Island ice tea as well as cold, cold beer & loads of champagne got a mention too.
And the list goes on!

Requests to gather up these decadent delights got me to thinking….
Soooo, along with all the other exciting projects that will unfold this year, a nursery is in place to collect, collate & deliver all these divine offerings before the next silly season lands suddenly upon us.

How can you help?
Can you remember yours?
What can you add to the list?

We here at Food That Sings, would love you to contribute your favourite festive food suggestions, plump up this luscious anticipatory feast & please, join us here at our virtual celebration table.

We can taste it already!!

And as George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no lover sincerer than the lover of food.”

Happy December & Merry Christmas to you & yours xx

4 Comments
  1. Nice tree pic Roni! I like cranberries and the cherries sound delicious…

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Ashley…merry Christmas to you!!! :)) love Roni xx

  2. Roast lamb and baked vegetables, cold ham and apple sauce, apricot dumplings (my grandmothers recipe) and lots of music and laughter makes xmas just right for me xx

    • Oh how beautiful…what a lovely memory Kim! I hope our children have memories just as wonderful.
      Thanks so much for sharing with us all, Merry Christmas,
      love Roni xx

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