Christmas menu: The stars' holiday cuisine

Roast, raclette or sausages with potato salad - what do celebrities have on their tables on Christmas Eve? Christine Theiss (43) swears by spaghetti Bolognese.

Christmas menu: The stars' holiday cuisine

Roast, raclette or sausages with potato salad - what do celebrities have on their tables on Christmas Eve? Christine Theiss (43) swears by spaghetti Bolognese. “I cook it the day before so that it’s really well cooked,” she reveals to spot on news. "It simmers for 24 hours. Then the pot is in the middle and everyone helps themselves. It's just fun and the whole table is full and it's loud and people laugh - I love Christmas," says the happily " Life made easy - The Biggest Loser" presenter.

John Jürgens (59), on the other hand, offers “fondue and homemade potato salad”. The son of music legend Udo Jürgens (1934-2014) celebrates “at home with my family and my mother”. “We are a team party at Christmas and are relatively classic,” explains singer Michael Schulte (33). "So a roast, a goose or roulades with brown sauce, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts and potatoes." Music colleague Sasha (51) also loves traditional Christmas. "This year we're having turkey with dumplings and red cabbage again." Similar to Ben Zucker (40). “Duck, red cabbage and dumplings” are served on the pop star’s table. And of that, “as much as possible. I love that.”

For “Sturm der Liebe” star Dieter Bach (60), carp is the measure of all things. “It’s tried out in a different variation every year on Christmas Eve.” Series colleague Laura Osswald (41) is a bit more varied. "I've made so many different things. From boeuf bourguignon (French stew) to duck stuffed with pretzels to vegetarian. This year there will probably be frittaten soup with homemade beef broth and boiled beef with horseradish sauce and boiled potatoes."

Lena Gercke (35) relies on raclette year after year. "Because it's just a nice meal where everyone can be together and you have something to do for a long time and don't stand in the kitchen for hours and then eat everything in ten minutes," said the model. "We celebrate food and time together. On Christmas Day, either a goose or duck is served on the table."

Wincent Weiss (30) also serves raclette every year. “And hopefully it will continue to exist, that’s the tradition,” said the singer. "Another tradition for us is 'the colorful plate'. My grandfather always goes shopping in advance and buys tons of sweets - a whole shopping cart full. He then makes a large, colorful plate for each family. It's about three times the size of a normal plate with tons of sweets on top, all beautifully presented."

“Interesting Christmas traditions have developed in our family thanks to our Italian roots and the Brazilian influences of my sister-in-law Jana Ina,” reveals food blogger Stefano Zarrella (33). "Jana Ina often enriches our festive meals with her culinary specialties. In Brazil it is customary to eat turkey, rice and beans at Christmas, and she sometimes brings these dishes to our celebrations. A special highlight is the coconut cake that she bakes - I love her!" enthuses the 33-year-old.

Pop star Sonia Liebing (34) "serves traditional Polish or Silesian food. Small dumplings called Uszka are a must, filled with sauerkraut and mushrooms. There is also beetroot and mushroom soup. The mushroom soup should never be missed on Christmas Eve."

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