5 Christmas Foods That Go Back Further Than You Think
We don’t choose our festive feast – tradition chooses for us.
12 December 2018
All credits: PA
If there’s one thing about Christmas that can rival the feeling of a new smartphone, Dan Brown novel or horribly ugly sweater, it’s the food. At no other time of year can you indulge so eagerly in such displays of gluttony.
It is perhaps surprising then, that this glorious decadence is always painstakingly structured: The same meal is dished out again and again, honed by countless years of practice and force of habit.
Most of our festive foods have centuries of tradition behind them to justify their spots on the menu.
Here are five Christmas foods that go back further than you think…