Niche it!
BobbyGs Info
Christmas ham

Christmas

Christmas ham

Back | Home | Up | Next


The Christmas Ham is an ancient traditional ingredient in the Swedish Christmas celebration and remains as important there as the Christmas tree.

Before the arrival of Christianity to Scandinavia, a pig was sacrificed to the god Freyr at the Yule celebrations and eaten. This tradition of butchering a pig at Christmas continued after the Christianization and survives as several dishes (sausages and bread dipped in pork fat) of which the Christmas ham is the most central.

Among commoners, the Christmas ham was usually saved for the summer, whereas more wealthy people ate it at Christmas.


Home | Up | Bebinca | Bethmännchen | Brandy butter | Bredela | Bûche de Noël | Bunuelo | Buñuelos | Candy cane | Česnica | Christmas cake | Christmas cookies | Christmas ham | Christmas pudding | Cranberry sauce | Eggnog | Folar | Fritule | Fruitcake | Ganzeltopf | Gingerbread | Glogg | Hallaca | Joulupöytä | Julmust | Kalach | Knäck | Kutia | Lebkuchen | Lefse | Lutefisk | Marzipan | Mince pie | Mincemeat tart | Mulled wine | Opłatek | Pandoro | Panettone | Pfeffernusse | Pinnekjøtt | Pio Quinto | Portuguese sweet bread | Queso de bola | Réveillon | Rice pudding | Romeritos | Rum ball | Rumtopf | Smalahove | Sorpotel | Spritzgebäck | Stollen | Sugar plum | Szaloncukor | Tamale | Tourtière | Trifle | Turrón | Twelve-dish Christmas Eve supper | Vanillekipferl | Wassail | Yule log

Christmas Guide, v. 2.0, by MultiMedia

This guide is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia.


TigerDirect