Did you know that eating fried chicken at Christmas is a modern Japanese tradition?
If you did, don’t be surprised. A lot of people know this. What I want to know and share with you carries much more weight.
According to several websites (♠ ♣ ♦) the Japanese tradition of eating fried chicken at Christmas was the result of one or more Westerners opting for KFC as a second best Christmas dinner in a nation without roast turkeys. The place? An Aoyama KFC. The time? The 1970s.
According to my extensive research people alive in the 1970s are still alive today.
Which is why I am starting an all-out world-wide hunt for the person or people who started the fried chicken trend in Japan. Were you in Aoyama in the ’70s? Were you the first to order KFC at Christmas time? Can you say, “Yes! I started the tradition of eating fried chicken at Christmas in Japan!” ..?
I am looking for you. :)
What food do you eat for Christmas? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, is there another special food you eat this time of year?