Wedding Food

  • 17.11.2018 / 11:30
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No matter where in the world, marriage counts among life’s most cherished celebrations. Yet, as each culture, community, or country varies in their ceremonial rituals, so, too, does their food of choice for the big day. Hear are traditional wedding eats and the reasons behind why they’re served from some countries across the globe.

Weddings in England 

İngiliz düğün pastası gelenekleri

When the Royals announced their choice of wedding cakes, they revealed a taste for the nostalgic and the traditional. Prince William chose a childhood favorite, chocolate biscuit cake, while Kate Middleton opted for the customary multi-tiered English fruit cake. In medieval times, English guests brought small cakes to weddings for the bride and groom to kiss over. These cakes were flavored with fruit as a symbols of  fertility and prosperity and most often topped with a layer of marzipan and royal icing. While in the United States, the top layer of the wedding cake is reserved for the couple’s first anniversary, English tradition reserves the top layer as a christening cake to celebrate the birth of the couple’s first child.

Weddings in Turkey

Türk düğünleri görkemlidir, düğün çorbası geleceği eskilere dayanır

Turkish weddings are very interesting with lots of people, music and food. All the family rallies together to make it a memorable event. These kind of weddings last for three days. May varia accordingly local traditions eggplant stew, pilav, dövme, yüksük çorba and some time sheep on a spit. Soups take the central place on Turkish table. "Düğün Çorbası" is a soup served on special occasions, and the literal translation of the dish name is ‘Wedding Soup’. The main ingredients for Düğün Çorbası are lamb or beef meat. The variations of the dish differ slightly, and may have chicken broth instead of beef broth, and marrow bones or lamb ribs.

Weddings in Italy

Papyon kurabiyeler İtalya düğünlerinin vazgeçilmezi

Italians know how to celebrate: Traditional wedding receptions can boast as many as 14 courses, including stuffed mushrooms, olives, salami, pickled peppers, calamari, prosciutto, and other antipasti, along with servings of pasta, salad, and soup. There is also a symbolic element to Italian wedding fare. Guests are served twists of fried dough covered in powdered sugar, called “bowties,” which are believed to bring good tidings. In some instances, guests are given gift-boxes filled with candied almonds, meant to represent the sweet and bitter (or the “better or worse”) aspects of life.

Weddings in France

Fransız düğün geleneklerinde gelinlik ve düğün pastası çok özeldir

France’s traditional wedding cake is nothing short of ambitious. In fact, it slightly resembles their most recognized  structure: the Eiffel Tower. This cake, called a “croquembouche,” is not really a cake at all. It’s a tower of cream puffs (or profiteroles) that are covered in caramelized sugar (or sometimes dipped in chocolate) and arranged into an elegantly tapered tower. Sugared almonds, flowers, or ribbons are often interspersed with the cream puffs. Edible art? Oui

Weddings in Norvay

Şirin ve tatlı Kransekake Norveç düğünlerinin kamberidir

Norway’s traditional wedding cake, called kransekake, translates literally to “ring cake,” which seems appropriate for the occasion, though this cake can be found at various ceremonies in Norway, including baptisms and at holiday parties and dinners. Kransekake is made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites, and is created by stacking graduated rings of cake on top of each other to form a conelike shape. Ideally, the cake is soft and chewy, but sturdy enough to hold up throughout the ceremony. Sometimes a bottle of wine is placed in the center: Yet another wise structural choice!

Weddings in China

Talihin rengi kırmızıya en çok benzetilen pekin ördeği çin düğün yemeğidir

Traditional Chinese weddings feature a 12- to 14-course wedding feast. Wild geese, who mate for life and migrate together, are often served as a symbol of marital bliss and fidelity. Other symbolic foods include Peking Duck, considered a “red” dish, the color of good fortune. Sea cucumber, shark-fin soup, roast suckling pig, sweet red bean soup, and sweet buns are among the other courses commonly served.

Weddings in India

Dillere destan hint düğünleri bir hafta süren maraton gibidir

Amidst the brilliant colors, the flowers, the henna, the veils, and the music, the food at a Hindu wedding still manages to stand out. Since festivities can last up to a week, nuptial feasting is a marathon of sorts.

During the extended celebration, guests dine on a variety of Indian staples like naan, curries, and roasted potatoes. Post wedding, the meals begin to include non-vegetarian items as well as alcoholic beverages. There is no wedding cake, but it is customary for the bride and groom to feed each other bites of sweeter food (such as honey and yogurt).

Weddings in Brasil

Ben Casados ve Casadinhos Brezilya düğünlerinde ikram edilir

Norway’s traditional wedding cake, called kransekake, translates literally to “ring cake,” which seems appropriate for the occasion, though this cake can be found at various ceremonies in Norway, including baptisms and at holiday parties and dinners. Kransekake is made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites, and is created by stacking graduated rings of cake on top of each other to form a conelike shape. Ideally, the cake is soft and chewy, but sturdy enough to hold up throughout the ceremony. Sometimes a bottle of wine is placed in the center: Yet another wise structural choice!

Weddings in Morocco

Tagine geleneksel fas düğünlerinin yemeğidir

Most Moroccan weddings and their related festivities can last for several days, which translates to many meals. The traditional tagine (a type of stew) is generally served family style. For dessert, a large basket of fruit is  often passed around in lieu of one big cake. However, not to worry, if you’re attending a Moroccan wedding, you’ll likely be sent home with a goody box full of pastries.

Weddings in Germany

Hochzeitssupee alman düğünlerinin en vazgeçilmez çorbasıdır

When you’re are offered hochzeitssuppe at a German wedding, say “I do!” Hochzeitssuppe literally means “wedding soup,” and is a clear, brothy soup with vegetables and miniature meatballs. Though it seems like a relatively simple soup, traditional recipes can take up to five hours to prepare. No wonder it’s reserved for special occasions!

 



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