It is never dull when Kristen is in the Sunrise Kitchen at WFMZ, and of course we never go hungry either. While the holidays might be over and I am delayed in posting this recipe will be sure to please everyone. The Buche de Noel has a very steeped history linked back to the ancient Celtic tradition of celebrating the winter solstice. On the shortest day of the year, the Celts would search for a large trunk of Oak, Beech, Elm or Cherry and burn it as a symbol of rebirth of the sun. During the Middle Ages , the ceremony of burning logs became more detailed . The logs themselves would be decorated with ribbons and fine greenery. . The youngest and the oldest members of each family would then carry the log to the hearth and set flames that would burn the entire evening.