If you thought food was just fuel, then think again. For many people, foods can have a special significance and, it’s believed, could bring you luck for the New Year. From grapes at the stroke of midnight to marzipan pigs, check out these New Year foods from around the world...
This cake is called a kransekake or kransekage, depending on where it’s made, but it’s essentially a conical-shaped cake made with almonds, icing sugar and egg whites and baked in different-sized rings. Once baked, the cake rings are then placed one on top of the other and stuck together with icing, to form a tall cone. It’s served at other important family events, such as weddings, as well as at New Year.
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Spain: 12 grapes at midnight
If you happen to be in a Spanish bar on New Year’s Eve, you might be handed a glassful of grapes as midnight approaches. The idea is to eat one grape for every chime of the clock, counting down to the New Year. For every sweet grape you manage to eat,Read More »from New Year food traditions around the world