La bûche de Noël

Le mot du jour : “La bûche de Noël”
Quite depressing news again today, so let’s talk about a cheerful subject : la bûche de Noël or Yule Log.
La bûche de Noël is the traditional Christmas dessert in France, and I think in a lot of French speaking countries. The tradition since the pagan times had been to burn a huge log in Winter, to please the gods and get a good harvest.
In the South of France, it was usually a part of a tree giving fruits (cherry tree or olive tree for example) and in the North it was traditionally an oak (the acorns were part of the everyday food).
Today it’s a cake, in the shape of a log, and can have many different flavours. It is often the highlight of the Christmas meal.
Bon appétit et Joyeux Noël à tous ! Merry Christmas !

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