Today in the US we're celebrating our Independence Day with parades, fireworks, barbecues, and picnics. Standard Fourth of July fare includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and apple pie. I remember years ago having a red-white-and-blue dessert with different colored layers of Jello, fruit, and whipped cream that was surprisingly good. But I have to say that I'm in it for the burgers and potato salad. What's your favorite holiday, and what do you eat on that day?
"hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and apple pie" -- That sounds good to me! I know we have July 1st as our holiday, but I wouldn't object to having the 4th as well. :D Turkey and stuffing at Thanksgiving/Christmas is also very welcome. Pumpkin pie and Rhubarb Pies are also at the top of my list!
We only have one holiday with specific food in the UK, and that's Christmas Day; turkey (until the 60s/70s it used to be chicken, before that it was roast beef), roast potatoes, stuffing, chipolata sausages (with bacon), veggies, gravy followed by Christmas pudding with custard, brandy butter or cream and then nuts, mince pies etc. On other public holidays we just eat whatever takes our fancy. To be honest, that's the same at Christmas too..one does nor get shot if one replaces the turkey with a chicken, nut roast or pizza! ;-)
I'd have to say my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It's the only time I have turkey--and the stuffing--so that is the food I look forward to eating. >>>...but I wouldn't object to having the 4th as well. :D But Ed, you can!! Just invite a few friends and celebrate! We often times celebrate the holidays of other countries, most notably Cinco de Mayo. Which is actually more of a big day here than in Mexico. Everyone enjoys having an extra holiday to celebrate! Go for it!
My favourite holiday is Easter and we eat a rack of lamb, beautifully done by my brother. I usually try to innovate with the accompanying vegetables, and I do a special dessert. Spring just seems such a good time to work with fresh, local products. I love it!
leics... Easter in UK! Easter eggs - chocolate or painted boiled eggs, Simnel cake, fish on Good Friday, Hot Cross Buns Halloween/ Bonfire (Guy Fawkes) Night - Bonfire toffee, baked potatoes, parkin, roasted chestnuts etc
Christmas cake, dried figs, candied peel, sugar mice
4th of July has always been my favorite. It's the only holiday that I don't spend with extended family - instead, there's always a community barbeque and fireworks where I live. Because the town I live in only has around 5500 people, it makes for a nice outing. I really enjoy the people, seeing folks that come home for the holiday and eating all the yummy food for just that day.
Wendy's reply reminds me that I forgot to wish every American a Happy 4th of July! If I'm not mistaken... it's the U.S.'s 235 birthday today. Congratulations! Have fun everyone!
Thanks Lou! In comparison to the rest of the world, we're quite young.
"Today" is still breakfast time. However yesterday I had Tuna grilled in Olive oil and garlic. Pomme noisettes. a cucumber and rocket salad with pomegranate garnish. An Antonin Pinot Noir and 2 slices of rough local bread. The restaurant is called "Tax-Xiha" (The old lady's place) properly known to locals as "Mother's place". It is over Ghar Lapsi in Malta overlooking the tiny island of Filfla. Weather: Magnificent.:o)
My favourite holiday in Slovenia is Pust - chatarsic carnival celebrations - it is the only one which has a specific food linked to it - big greasy doughnuts! It is the only time of the year when I eat doughnuts, they only taste good with the juicy spirit of carnival LOL!
I had to google some of these, but they all sound really good, especially the Simnel cake and podvarak. I couldn't find an English translation for bobove pihtije, Keti, what is it? I know what you mean about the doughnuts, Krista. I eat hot dogs only at the ballpark. They just seem to taste better there, surrounded by cheering baseball fans, ice cream vendors, and people spilling beer on you.
Sue...I was only thinking of a traditional 'meal' rather than traditional foods, hence just focusing on Christmas dinner. My brain is hurting at the mo. That's my excuse. :-)