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Howdy Geeks, I need some help. Every year for Christmas my daughters and I choose a theme and create a feast based on said theme. This year, however we are stuck. I am looking of an interesting cultural theme that is different than what we've done in the past, that has readily available recipes and ingredients, and I can prepare in a standard kitchen. Here's what we've done in the past. Thanks for looking and hoping to see some interesting ideas.

2007-Korean BBQ
2008-Caribbean
2009-English
2010-Ancient Roman
2011-Swedish
2012-Shire fare (A very Hobbit Christmas)
2013-Hawaiian

Ideas being tossed around so far : German, Creole, Bulgarian. Nothing is screaming "eat me" though.
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Burritos?
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Greek!

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Mexican - Home made tamales.
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DKahnt wrote:
Greek!

-DK


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Go with Finnish!

Then you can have Sautéed Reindeer, Reindeer Stew, etc, etc.

(kinda like eating rabbit for easter! hehehe)
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Breakfast
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Leftovers.
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Some friends of mine do Indian food christmas every year

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stormseeker75 wrote:
Burritos?

I live in Southern California. I eat Mexican at least 3x a week =)
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DKahnt wrote:
Greek!

-DK


I do enjoy Mediterranean fare. Unfortunately we eat Gyros/Falafel/Kebab pretty regularly so it doesn't seem so exotic. Same with Indian;wife makes a mean Vindaloo and Aloo Ghobi.
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DKahnt wrote:
Greek!

-DK


now i'm craving a gyro
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kswingruber wrote:



Go with Finnish!

Then you can have Sautéed Reindeer, Reindeer Stew, etc, etc.

(kinda like eating rabbit for easter! hehehe)

Although I sense a bit of humor in your post, I'm not opposed to reindeer. I actually suggested we do a Disney theme with Crab Cakes for appetizer, Venison for dinner, and Chocolate crickets for dessert. The kiddoes didn't appreciate the thought.
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Scotland!

Traditional New Year's Day dinner (because in the past, average Scots got that day off as a paid holiday, not Christmas Day) is steak pie with a big chunky puff pastry topping, neeps, mashed potatoes, carrots etc.

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DKahnt wrote:
Greek!

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I agree. Gyros!
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Lebanese... you know it makes sense.
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German. Go here for inspiration:
http://www.oldworld.ws/
http://www.thephoenixclub.com/
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- Olivier B Bommel: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/424534702347461757/ (these recipes are great, but not easy)
- Discworld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanny_Ogg%27s_Cookbook
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American!

Sous Vide hamburgers with your own homemade cheese slices (made with a good american cheese and sodium citrate).

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I'd love to suggest "Swiss" but we don't really have *a traditional Christmas dinner*. Our christmas traditions revolve more around baking cookies and getting a christmas tree.

In our family we just decided this weekend on a broth based hot pot/steamboat. It's a great meal for festive occasions since it requires relatively little preparation and makes for a very relaxed dinner: steam some veggies, cook some rice and prepare a few sauces (we usually do two home made ones and get a few more from the store). Then you just sit down and boil the meats and veggies. And once you're done you can use the broth as soup.
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That sounds like a fantastic Christmas tradition.
Over the last couple years, I have been trying to teach myself to cook. And I have found that my favorite items to make time and time again are the items that my kids get excited about.

But if you want my two cents:

French - A culinary power house, with La Bûche de Noël, and stewing different meats in wines and other classic sauces a very nice evening could be had.

Japanese - Probably no real traditional Japanese Christmas meals, but the variety and colors and flavors of the Japanese cuisine is amazing and could be very much fun.
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Thai? I recently made a coconut milk and curry fish stew that was excellent.
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Mexican - Posole.

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We're not really looking for a traditional Christmas meal from any particular place, just to try a different ethnic cuisine. Can you give me some ideas of what are some delicious Swiss meals?

Kempeth wrote:
I'd love to suggest "Swiss" but we don't really have *a traditional Christmas dinner*. Our christmas traditions revolve more around baking cookies and getting a christmas tree.

In our family we just decided this weekend on a broth based hot pot/steamboat. It's a great meal for festive occasions since it requires relatively little preparation and makes for a very relaxed dinner: steam some veggies, cook some rice and prepare a few sauces (we usually do two home made ones and get a few more from the store). Then you just sit down and boil the meats and veggies. And once you're done you can use the broth as soup.
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