What are you hungry for this holiday season? Are you craving the traditional Christmas ham with all the trimmings? Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more adventurous? Read on to find a few new holiday food ideas- and where you can find the ingredients in the Fort.
We’ve all probably heard of the traditional Christmas goose, or read about it many times over in classic novels. I mean, who can forget the joyous feast Scrooge witnesses with the Ghost of Christmas Present at the home of the Cratchits in A Christmas Carol? If you’ve ever wanted to try this Old World delight, you’re in luck! You can pick up your own goose at Tim Didier Meats.
Tim Didier Meats
3205 North Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone: (260) 482-8400
Recipe Recommendation: Roast Goose
If not a goose, how about a duck? Believe it or not, roasted duck is a very popular center of the Christmas meal in many countries around the world, especially in Europe. Here in Fort Wayne, you can get fresh duck at Hill’s Meat Market.
Hill’s Meat Market
3211 Lower Huntington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Phone: (260) 747-5288
Recipe Recommendation: Vanderbilt Traditional Christmas Duck
Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!
Yep, figgy pudding is a real thing, folks, not just a line in one of your favorite Christmas carols. The thing is, though, it’s not actually pudding. It’s a souffle. “The British version of fruitcake,” to be precise. According to homecooking.com, “Figgy pudding is a spice cake-like souffle made with figs and walnuts. It is moist, delicious, and easy to make.” Find your figs at The Fresh Market.
The Fresh Market
6306 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Recipe Recommendation: Figgy Pudding
Feeling Nordic? For something completely different, one reader highly recommends Swedish potato sausage. “We get it from Albright’s across from Southgate Plaza. Good stuff.” I have to admit that after looking through some recipes, this sausage looks absolutely yummy.
Albright’s Meats and Deli
4924 S. Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
2820 Maplecrest Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Recipe Recommendation: Baked Potato Sausage
Chorizo-Stuffed Roast (Boliche)
Put a Cuban flair on your holiday meal and serve up boliche, which is an eye of round roast stuffed with chorizo (spicy pork sausage) and ham. It’s sure to put a kick in your festivities! A great place to pick up the chorizo is George’s International Market. Get a quality of eye of round roast at Jamison Meats.
George’s International Market
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
3423 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Two additional locations