If the fastest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, then it might also be said that the fastest way to the heart of different cultures is by partaking in their holiday meals.
After diligent research, Kitchen Cabinet Kings has put together an infographic showing the most popular holiday food and drinks in 20 countries from around the world. While the roasted turkey and ham have held the top spot in US holiday fare rankings for generations, other countries forego meat altogether in favor of sweet cocktails and/or seafood. Australia, for example, prefers a hearty seafood platter, while South Africans have an affection for Malva pudding. However, none of these are perhaps as surprising as a popular holiday meal in Japan: a good ol’ bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.