This time of the year is filled with celebration and traditions, that I cherish truly.
One of my favorites from my childhood Christmas meal, was a cold salad called Rosolli. I'm not sure why I liked it so much, maybe because of the dressing, it gets, but I have to say, for me, that salad is the one that brings the Christmas to my taste buds.
This salad comes from generations ago, and when you think about the Nordic about hundred years back, it is understandable, that they would use what they had, and make the best out of it. There are many versions of this salad. I am sure every family has their own twist to it. Many serve it with herring, some add apples, onions, you name it.
Over the years, for me, it has come in this form it is here - with boiled potatoes, boiled carrots, pickled beets, pickled cucumbers, and spring onion. It has a fresh, surprisingly light taste, and with the savory cream, it is lovely. My mother always served with patè, it was served after the fish, and before the main course, ham with three different kinds of vegetable casseroles. I made this as a lunch, and served it with a lovely patè, like at home, but also some Serrano ham, to round it up to a meal. I absolutely love this, the taste, the texture, and not least all the memories over the years it brings.
So, with these thoughts, I thank you for this Christmas food journey you have taken with me, this December. I enjoyed spreading out the different Christmas dishes over the month, and enjoy each flavor on its own. I hope you did as well.
This will also be the last post on the food blog before Christmas. I want to thank all the readers for this wonderful food year, we have had together, and wish you and yours a joyful, tasteful, and peaceful end of the year.
~ Merry Christmas
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.
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