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12 Christmas Dishes From Around The World

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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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If you'd like to try something new this year, why not give one of these a try?
I found so many interesting recipes, I hope you like my list.
(Some countries have more than one Christmas dish, and some have many depending on their regions.
I only picked one for each country.)
I've tried 8 out of these 12 dishes. Some might look weird or have a strange name, but don't let that fool you. They taste good.

1. Hungary-Szekelykaposzta-Pork and sauer kraut stew

I eat it with sour cream. Yum!
www.hungaryzin.com...

2. Italy--Capitone fritto -Fried Eel

Different regions have different dishes, but a lot of them have seafood.
You don't eat meat the night before Christmas there, and not on any Friday either because of religious reasons. When I lived in Italy I had spaghetti in tomato sauce with tuna chunks...loved it so much, I've been cooking it for my husband ever since.
memoriediangelina.com...

3. Germany -Dickbauch-Roast goose, boiled potatoes, red cabbage

I love their red cabbage. I make it sometimes with roast chicken and potatoes.
Dick means 'fat' and bauch means 'stomach'. They believe in eating until they are stuffed during dinner on Christmas Eve, or demons will torment them at night.
whydyoueatthat.wordpress.com...

4. Iceland -Hamborgarahryggur- Ham with peas and potatoes

(Good luck reading that in Icelandic.)
www.iceland.is...

5. Estonia-Verivorst-Blood sausage with red berry jam

www.inyourpocket.com...
I've had this before, the name sounds bad, but it really tastes great.

6. Finland - Christmas ham with mustard

I also recommend their pickled raw herring... it's amazing. You eat it cold and with home made bread.
www.finskis.com...

7. Spain-Cordero Asado - Roast Lamb

spanishfood.about.com...

8. Greece- Egg-Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup - first course of dinner

greekfood.about.com...

9. Russia-Kutya / Sochivo-Christmas pudding

Wheat Pudding, consisting of whole or cracked wheat or barley,
poppy seeds, honey, and sweetmeats (łakocie) like figs, raisins and nuts, and sometimes cream.
easteuropeanfood.about.com...

10. Lebanon-kebbeh pie-Minced meat and burghul with yogurt-garlic sauce

www.foodnetwork.com...
My mother-in-law is Lebanese and makes this for me sometimes. It's so delicious!

11. Kenya- Nyama Choma- Grilled Goat

(Or can be beef.)
www.foodbycountry.com...

12. Bangladesh- Pitha-Rice powder cakes

I had some of these when I was there. They have many different varieties. Very tasty.
centongputih.blogspot.com...




posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 12:54 PM
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From my old country

Hallaca



i miss them



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

Oh, that looks delicious. I assume they come in many different varieties too.
It said on the page:

typically involves a mixture of beef, pork, chicken, raisins, capers, and olives wrapped in cornmeal dough, folded within plantain leaves, tied with strings, and boiled or steamed afterwards.


I'd love to try it.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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Yum that looks delicious, what country is that from.a reply to: Indigent




posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: Cloudbuster


Place of origin: Aruba, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico
Region or state: Latin America


I don't know where Indigent is from, but that's what it said on the page.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 03:16 PM
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My mouth is watering! YUMMY!



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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the standard Christmas Eve in the latin community is to make tamales in the afternoon, then eat tamales in the evening before doing family activity (like gift exchange, etc).



Depending on the family and their sensibilities, alcohol may be served. Some of the stories I could tell. Every couple of years there is always one family member that drinks too much and makes stories for us all to laugh at for the years to come.

Christmas Day, in our family, is a beef day typically. This year I may end up doing some frenched elk chops instead.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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I'll take a little of #1, #3, #6, #8, #9, and #11, those look so freakin' good!

I used to write to an Finn in my teens who said their family's favorite Christmas treat was cloudberry pie. I still have the family's personal recipe, tucked safely away in a box. Now, if only I could remember what box. I'd love to bake that up if I can find the cloudberries in the US!

Edit: Ooooo, tamales above my post. I could eat tamales forever. Nom nommmm

edit on 12/7/2014 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 06:04 AM
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Hohoho, the first one tastes amazing! I didn't even know it's Hungarian, my mother always made one of those meat stews with cabbage at home. The problem with it though is that I can't quite produce the best taste out of the cabbage.

Anyway, this Christmas I think I will settle with Wellington Beef. Juicy mouthwatering way of cooking your favourite beef, wrapped in puff-pastry, with the smell of chestnuts teasing your taste buds... wow, for me, nothing else brings up the X-mas spirit like a good chunk of Wellington Beef.
edit on 9-12-2014 by jessygothitall because: Youtube link does not work



posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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originally posted by: jessygothitall
Hohoho, the first one tastes amazing! I didn't even know it's Hungarian, my mother always made one of those meat stews with cabbage at home. The problem with it though is that I can't quite produce the best taste out of the cabbage.

Anyway, this Christmas I think I will settle with Wellington Beef. Juicy mouthwatering way of cooking your favourite beef, wrapped in puff-pastry, with the smell of chestnuts teasing your taste buds... wow, for me, nothing else brings up the X-mas spirit like a good chunk of Wellington Beef.


That sounds delicious. I'd love to try that.




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