In the highlight of Swedish Christmas, on the 24th of December, friends and families are celebrating … waiting for Santa to knock at the door with his sack of presents. Just as “la Vigilia di Natale” in the south of Italy where, while waiting for Santa, we also eat, drink and celebrate. (The same applies for New Year Eve).
The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Food Meditations: Champagne, Fermented Herring and Ratatouille