Hello,once again. Your probably wondering what a F.Q. is,right? I know what your thinking, why would Gus write a acronym that means ''Fat Quail?'' Is he really as crazy as the food that he writes about? Wipe your foreheads,because the answer is no. F.Q.s are Food Questions. This is a fat quail:
Australia and the U.K.
Good thing Santa (aka Christkind) already has a belly full of mince pies and sherry before heading to Germany, where kids leave him personalized letters in place of snacks. If all goes according to plan, in the morning the letters are gone and the kids’ presents can be found the tree. Magic!
NetherlandsOnce arriving in the Netherlands, it’s time for Sinterklass to take a break and give the horses — not reindeer — some love. Dutch children leave carrots, hay, and water (hey, everyone’s gotta stay properly hydrated) for Sinterklass’ horse. In return, the children get hot chocolate, mandarin oranges, chocolate coins, and marzipan.
FranceNow it's time for Père Noël to take a backseat and give his reindeer — errr, actually it’s a donkey here — some treats. On Christmas eve, children fill their shoes with carrots for the Christmas donkey, Gui. Père Noël takes the carrots and leaves small gifts (usually the equivalent of American stocking stuffers) in their place.
The United States
It’s all about milk and cookies in the U.S. Some families go with classic sugar cookies, others opt for something a bit more decadent — chocolate chip or peppermint, perhaps? Expect Santa to take a bite or two of a cookie, a few sips of milk, and leave plenty of presents (and hopefully no coal!) under the tree.
If Santa’s looking for a small refreshment (like, say, a strong cocktail), he could duck into an Argentinean kitchen for some leftover sidra, an alcoholic apple cider used to toast on Christmas eve after the celebratory feast.