If you’ve always wondered what French people eat for Christmas in France, this article is for you! After the aperitif, most French families eat traditional French Christmas food that has been part of the holidays’ spirit in generations.
Foie gras is on all the French tables! Delicious on toasted bread, it is a must in French Christmas food and gastronomy.
Smoked salmon and creme fraiche on blinis follow as a cold starter. Add lemon juice and enjoy!
So yes, it’s true, French eat escargots, but not at all meals! It’s more of a French Christmas food starter than an everyday starter. The most famous escargot is the Burgundy one.
Oysters, often accompanied by lemon, are the ultimate Christmas seafood. There are so many ways to garnish them that we can find something for all tastes! You can find different toppings’ ideas here.
Chestnuts turkey is the main dish of the French Christmas menu. It is often accompanied by a potato gratin.
My favourite element of the Christmas dinner, the cheese board! I love choosing the different cheeses and sides to create a delicious mix of bread, cheese and fruit.
A typical frozen dessert that children and adults love. Usually chocolate or vanilla, it is best enjoyed if you are still hungry after all this delicious French Christmas food!
French Christmas food is made up of hot and cold starters, the main course, cheese and dessert. If you have the opportunity to spend Christmas in France, do not miss the occasion to taste this delicious and typical food
What’s a typical Christmas food in your country? Let me know in the comments 🎅🏻