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Joulupöytä

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Joulupöytä

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Joulupöytä (translated "Christmas table") is the name of the traditional food board served at Christmas in Finland. It contains many different dishes, most of them typical for the season. The main dish is usually a large Christmas ham, which is eaten with mustard or bread along with the other dishes. Fish is also served (often lutefisk and gravlax), and with the ham there are also so-called "laatikot", casseroles with liver and raisins or potatoes or rice and carrots. The traditional Christmas beverage is either alcoholic or non-alcoholic mulled wine ("glögi" in Finnish).

The traditional dishes of joulupöytä contain:

  • Ham
    Boiled potatoes
    Lutefisk and white sauce
    Gravlax
    Liver and raisin casserole
    Potato casserole
    Carrot casserole
    Turnip casserole
    Rosolli (salad from boiled beetroots, carrots, potatoes and cucumber. If served with herring, it becomes sillisalaatti)
    Liver pudding
    Various sashimi, usually from salmon, whitefish and pikeperch
    Pickled herring in various forms (tomato, mustard, matjes or onion sauces)
    Mustard
    Various sauces

Beverages most often served are:

  • Akvavit as appetizer
  • Mulled wine
  • Beer, usually special Christmas brands. Most Finnish breweries have seasonal beers for Christmas.
  • Milk
  • Wine is uncommon, but not rare

The usual desserts are:

  • Plum soup
    Rice porridge
    Ice cream with jam
    Confectioneries and other sweets, especially chocolate

Usually the rice porridge is served from a large, common kettle and an almond has been hidden in it. The one who gets the almond gets his or her Christmas presents first.

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Christmas Guide, v. 2.0, by MultiMedia

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


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