Can You Name These Holiday Foods From an Image?

By: Olivia Cantor

Can You Name These Holiday Foods From an Image?
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Food lovers here's a great treat for you! Can you name these great food items by looking at the image? We know you can do this!

The holidays are just around the corner. Whether you like it or not, food will always be a huge thing to deal with during such occasions. Whether you're going home for the holidays or you're preparing the meals for yourself and some friends, then it's still going to be such an event to prepare them.

It's interesting to see just what kind of food items will be served on the tables of many households come Christmastime. Many of these food items will definitely have some tinge of nostalgia, as adults prepare food or beverages that they've grown up consuming during these times. For others, it will definitely have some sort of custom of culture there, meaning that their own food feast will definitely be inspired or influenced by the traditions in their culture. This applies to all cultures, and it will especially be colorful for multicultural households.

So, do you think you can identify some of these typical and traditional food items here? We know you're getting the holiday spirit on already, so take a look and see!

Eggnog This is what Christmas Eve tastes like, in liquid form. What is it?
Peppermint punch
Salabat
Christmas tree cocktail
Eggnog
The historical origins of the classic eggnog could be traced back to the time of the British rule, but it was strictly an upper-class affair. Today’s eggnog tradition is pretty much an all-American affair, with the addition of the rum element, an ingredient missing from its origins.

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Gingerbread This is a hit for the young and young at heart. What is it?
Butter cookie
Gingerbread
The gingerbread is actually sweet, and it’s not just limited to the human-looking design that we’re now all familiar with. Gingerbread cookies can also come in varied shapes, but they say it was Queen Elizabeth I who thought of decorating these cookies first.
Diples
King cake

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Christmas ham Thin slices would do! What is this?
Christmas ham
They can actually be bought in different shapes, such as pear or ball, but the traditional Christmas ham can also be purchased as a whole, or in a chunk, still with the bone attached. This is usually prepared in a honey glazed style, which makes it taste more festive.
Cobbler
Smultring
Roast goose

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Candy cane This is for the sweet tooth out there. What is it?
Candy cane
Legend has it that the original candy cane is just a sugary sweet all-white long stick, until someone in Europe bent it into the cane shape that we now know, to mimic the shepherd’s staff. Today, there’s an additional red color dye added, which made the candy cane have a stripe-like appearance.
Candy apple
Rose cookies
Prinskorv

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Hot chocolate Can’t go wrong with this one! What’s this drink!
Jack Frost cocktail
Hot chocolate
There’s just something about sipping on some hot chocolate on a chilly yuletide evening. It’s a drink that most people like, young and old alike, and it’s always part of Christmas drink lists in many parts of the world.
Christmas beer
Poinsettias

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Pumpkin pie Have a slice of this orange-colored treat. What is it?
Oliebol
Not cross bun
Pumpkin pie
In the olden days, to prepare pumpkin pie, the pumpkin was either be boiled or roasted, so that it would appear very fresh. Then it can easily be mashed and mixed with the other ingredients to make the pie — an ever-present treat in Christmas meal tables.
Kerststol

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Cranberry sauce This very, very yummy dip is another holiday fixture. What is it?
Stutenkerl
Tunis cake
Cranberry sauce
Cranberry sauce is actually processed cranberries turned into a jam-like or marmalade-textured substance, and it becomes saucy when it’s heated up a bit. It now becomes a good sauce dip for Christmas dinners.
Soda bread

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Apple cider Drink up! What’s this holiday fave?
Butterscotch martini
Coffee cocktail
Julebrus
Apple cider
Did you know that the state of New Hampshire in the U.S. identifies the apple cider as its official state drink of choice? Of course, they prefer the unsweetened, un-fermented cider version that doesn’t have any alcoholic mix in it.

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Green bean casserole What is this common Christmas side dish called?
Kutia
Green bean casserole
In the U.S., Thanksgiving and Christmas food lists share many things, such as this green bean casserole. It’s basically a cream-based casserole purportedly invented by the famous soup-in-a-can maker Campbell’s.
Beef casserole
Pigs in a Blanket

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Sweet potatoes with marshmallows This yummy dish could also be made of yam. What is it?
Poppy seed roll
Ganzeltopf
Sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Sweet potatoes and marshmallows sound like a strange mix, but it’s a common thing to see U.S. households prepare a sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows during the Christmas season, a dish that was allegedly invented by the first marshmallow company to sell ideas on where to use the product.
Pestiños

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Roast turkey This Christmas fixture flies with other holidays, too. What is it?
Roast turkey
Just like during Thanksgiving, the turkey could also become the centerpiece of Christmas meals. The usual preparation for this is always roasted, but there have been some innovations done from time to time, depending on the culinary tastes of people.
Fatost
Gammon
Spiced beef

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Peppermint bark Well, its name is in its appearance … and flavoring. What is it?
Pizzelle
Krumkake
Hojuela
Peppermint bark
An interesting Christmastime confection is this peppermint bark, very identifiable for the super-small pieces of peppermint candies on top, usually in the shape of candy canes. The “bark” part itself indeed looks like typical tree bark, but it’s made of a white chocolate sheet and a dark chocolate sheet put together like two cookies in a stack.

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Stuffing or dressing Southern U.S. people know how to make these! What is it?
Greek-style fish
Pernil
Stuffing or dressing
Stuffing can actually be eaten as a side dish when served as is on the dinner table. But since its name also suggests another concept, stuffing is usually used to stuff the insides of other food items such as turkey or a hollowed vegetable, to be cooked together.
Zippuli

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Fruitcake They come in colorful slices or in whole. What is it?
Awameh
Bibingka
Fruitcake
The true test of the holiday spirit is sometimes measured by one’s reaction to a certain food item that comes out this season: fruitcake! Either people love this dried fruit and nut-filled cake or they don’t, and Santa doesn’t have a clue!
Christmas wafer

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Christmas cookie This definitive holiday food item is known as what?
Hot cross bun
Christmas cookie
Christmas cookies are basically sugar cookies that take many forms and shapes, often decorated with Christmas-related designs. Though the gingerbread cookie is technically part of this general category of holiday cookie, it earned its own category since most Christmas cookies are the ones shaped like things associated with this holiday, such as holly leaves for example, or even reindeer, stars, Christmas tree shapes, and of course candy canes.
Marzipan
Kalach

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Feast of the Seven Fishes Thank the Italians for this addition. What is it called?
Feast of the Seven Fishes
The so-called Feast of the Seven Fishes is a very Italian-American Christmas Eve spread wherein you cook and prepare a total of seven kinds of fish and seafood dishes. There’s no prescribed kind of fish or seafood dictated in this tradition, but the usual choices always include salted codfish called the baccalà, also smelts, shrimp, calamari, mussels, and even octopus.
Joulupoyta
Thirteen desserts
Pig roast

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Pecan pie If you prefer a nutty slice, go for this! What is it?
Pecan pie
The pecan pie is often made from scratch in U.S. states that have many pecan trees planted all around. But you can also buy a ready-made whole pie in bakeshops these days if you don’t have time to cook or bake everything for your Christmas meal.
Cozonac
Macaroon
Zopf

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Corned beef and cabbage This partnership makes foodies happy during the holidays. What is it?
Gozinaki
Corned beef and cabbage
It is said that the corned beef and cabbage combo idea of preparation came from Ireland. Since there are many people of Irish descent in the U.S., this practice of preparing the dish during Christmastime is also practiced there.
Hallaca
Jellied veal

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Mince pie This actually tastes sweet. What is it?
Capponmagro
Adobo
Mince pie
Mince pie is actually filled with mincemeat, which is a mixture of dried fruits, spices, some form of liquor, and yes, even some form of meat such as beef or venison. This very British Christmas fave is also served in some parts of the U.S. during the yuletide.
Kokacz

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Chocolate fudge When it’s dark brown, you know what this is! So what is it?
Chocolate fudge
Fudge is usually made up of a sugar, milk and butter mixture, technically forming a kind of chewy candy. The most popular kind of fudge is, of course, the chocolate fudge, also a popular Christmastime treats in many parts of the world.
Divinity
Polvoron
Kuswar

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Latke It’s actually for Hannukah, but some households also serve it for Christmas. What is it?
Cookie butter
Kidyo
Latke
Jewish people often serve latke, or the potato pancake, as part of their Hanukkah holiday food fare. But since it overlaps sometimes with Christmas yuletide season, it is also seen as part of Christmas holiday food fare.
Pio Quinto

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Deviled eggs Despite its name, this appetizer is heavenly! What is it?
Cobbler
Deviled eggs
Did you know that in the southern and also the midwestern parts of the U.S., the deviled eggs appetizer is popularly served during the Christmas season? It’s actually too cute to eat sometimes, and it’s deliciously made of eggs sliced into vertical halves. Each half is then stuffed with a pasty mixture made up of the mashed yolk, mustard and mayonnaise, and other types of fixings and sprinkles on top, such as salt, cayenne pepper, pickle relish, or whatever you want to add onto it.
Putobumbong
Lutefisk

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Hot buttered rum This very American drink is served hot and spiked. What is it?
Hot buttered rum
Rum seems like a favorite drink mix during the holiday season, and you can also find it in the form of hot buttered rum during Christmastime. That’s basically a mix of rum, sweetener, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, hot water and yes, butter.
Canelazo
Smoking Bishop
Wassail

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Mashed potato I’ll have gravy with that. What is it?
Champurrado
Tortell
Mashed potatoes
Americans love their mashed potatoes alright, that’s why it’s also part of the traditional yuletide season servings.
Uszka

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Oyster stew This very warm liquid food is great for cold nights. What is it?
Oyster stew
The oyster stew is a popular preparation in the southern part of the U.S. They love to sip this warm stew during Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, in New England, it’s more of a Thanksgiving thing.
Pasteles
Sugar plum
Tamale

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Mulled wine A toast to this drink! What is it called?
Coquito
Mulled wine
Mulled wine is a warm beverage served during Christmas, wherein the base drink is red wine. Then it is mixed with a kind of spice mixture called mulling spices; usually, the wine is already heated with these spices on it. The spices will then be removed before serving the mulled wine.
Eierpunsch
Russian tea

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Russian tea cake This white snowball-like small item is known as what?
Cozonac
Portuguese sweet bread
Saffron bun
Russian tea cake
It’s interesting to note that the Russian tea cake has a very international list of other names, notably the Mexican wedding cake, and the Italian wedding cake. This pastry is actually not a huge cake as we know cakes to be, but it’s more of a small pastry like a cookie.

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Figgy pudding You can light this one up sometimes! What is it?
Pandoro
Figgy pudding
Figgy pudding is made up of figs, which is also similar in texture to the Christmas pudding. A fancy way of serving this is to pour some flaming brandy on it, and light it up!
Bolo-rei
Mazurek

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Apple Pie An American yuletide spread won’t be truly American without this. What is it?
Bread pudding
Mendiant
Apple pie
Nothing could get more American than apple pie, so of course, it should also be served during the Christmas season. Some prefer to put a scoop of ice cream on top of it, while others prefer whipped cream.
Nut roast

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Punch It’s safe enough to drink, most times. What is it?
Pumpkin latte
Holiday mimosa
Cola de mono
Punch
The ever-present punch is actually a favorite wholesome holiday drink made up of different kinds of juices and mixed with spices and even chunks of fruits, usually served in a huge punch bowl. Some tend to spike it with some kind of liquor — and that rocks as well!

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Lebkuchen Those with German blood love these treats! Do you know what it’s called?
Lebkuchen
Germans actually have many kinds of baked treats or pastries for many occasions, including Christmas. The lebkuchen is one of them, which is basically their kind of gingerbread, but it’s a much larger cookie, like really, really large!
Bredele
Cesnica
Neula

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Panettone If you dine with the Italians, you can taste this. What is it?
Panettone
The panettone is a kind of Italian bread loaf that’s actually sweet to the taste. While it originated from Italy where it’s still being made, the bread is enjoyed in many parts of Europe and Africa, and basically where there are Italians craving it comes to Christmastime.
Cougnou
Fritule
Kransekake

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Christmas pudding This very common dessert also has a very common yuletide cousin. What is it?
Frumenty
Pavlova
Christmas pudding
The Christmas pudding originally hails from the UK, as far back as medieval times, where it has been popularly prepared and served during the yuletide season, hence the name. So of course, since the British Empire expanded, the Christmas pudding went with this expansion and was brought to different parts of the world like the U.S., Canada, Australia, and other territories where British people went and settled.
Prusurate

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Boiled custard Southern U.S. states serve this sauce much like how they serve eggnog. What is it?
Redcurrant sauce
Poppy milk
Boiled custard
If you’ve heard of the crème anglaise, that’s basically what the boiled custard is, since it’s the same mixture but with a different name. This creamy liquid can be poured over other foodstuff for serving, like on desserts, or it can also be served as a form of sauce.
White Christmas

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Persimmon pudding This fruit-focused creation is called what?
Persimmon pudding
Persimmon pudding is a very moist concoction that is taken either as a dessert or as a dish per se. A small portion of this is usually topped with some ice cream, whipped cream, or similar savory things.
Pan de Pascua
Red velvet cake
Toasted ravioli

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Tom and Jerry It is said that people from Wisconsin are particular about this drink. What is it called?
Poppy Milk
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry is actually a cocktail drink that uses the eggnog as its base, hence its qualification as a Christmastime treat. What differentiates it from eggnog is the addition of rum and brandy in the mix, and then there’s also nutmeg added on top.
Winter sangria
Jingle juice

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Kourabiedes People of Greek descent love munching on these! What do you call it?
Lefse
Cavallucci
Dominostein
Kourabiedes
A kourabiede is actually a kind of shortbread that has some almonds inside of it. The Greeks roll it in confectioner’s sugar, that’s why it’s all-white in appearance.

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Pan de jamon This South American delicacy is also reaching many shores now. What is it?
Tunis cake
Pan de jamon
Pan de Jamon is basically the Spanish term for ham bread. Yup, the baked bread is filled ham, sometimes with bacon mixed in, as well as some peppers or olives. This is a popular Christmas bread in Venezuela and can be prepared at home, too.
Qurabiya
Rice pudding

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Yorkshire pudding This side dish is a versatile one. What’s it called?
Buccellato
Yorkshire pudding
The Yorkshire pudding is, indeed, a popular kind of side dish in the UK. It’s versatile enough to be served in many ways, and Christmastime foodies can taste a variety of it in many places now.
Stollen
Chicken and dumplings

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Panforte Italian-blooded Christmas lovers love some of these chewy things!
Magenbrot
Banket
Almond present
Panforte
The panforte is a very chewy dessert of Italian origin. It’s similar to the German lebkuchen, but it’s not made to be that big.

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