It should come as no surprise to anyone that we are dedicating a post to holiday food traditions – we are a food marketing agency. However, it did come as a surprise to us how traditional our traditions are. The ancient, time-consuming, not always entirely appetizing dishes we surround ourselves with around the holidays are not for the faint of heart. Below is a preview of some of our favorites, stay tuned for a follow-up post after the holidays with our reactions and, of course, pictures.
Since over half our office is of Scandinavian descent, the holidays would not be complete without the following:
– Norwegian Sandbakkels
– Pickled Herring
– Swedish Meatballs
– Oyster Stew
We aren’t kidding and absolutely are not exaggerating, these are all present each and every year. The holidays are not the holidays without them. And while some of those items are more desirable than others, the anticipation for them all every year is so great we find ourselves thinking, “I am really going to like the herring this year,” or “the lutefisk can’t be as bad as I thought it was last year.” And on this Christmas Eve Eve we can hardly sit still as the hour when Santa drops down the chimney draws near. As we all rush to finish any last minute work, or make the wise decision that it can wait until the New Year, we would like to take a moment to wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday and enjoy the time and traditions you share with your family and friends.