From tortellini to posole: what is eaten around the world at Christmas
Christmas is one of the biggest Christian holidays celebrated all over the world. But each country has its own way of celebrating. In addition to special customs, there is also a wide variety of dishes that guests are treated to on this day.
The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you what people eat around the world on Christmas. Many international dishes have taken root in Ukraine as well.
The centerpiece of the Christmas table in the United States is a baked turkey. It is served with mashed potatoes. People also bake homemade ham and eat it with cranberry sauce and fresh vegetables.
The famous Christmas pudding is made in England. Main dishes and appetizers are quite simple but satisfying - fried or baked vegetables, minced meat products, and fried sausages in bacon.
Bigos is a traditional Polish dish that is often prepared for Christmas. It is very similar to the stewed cabbage with meat made in Ukraine.
In France, pork or duck is baked for Christmas. Also, there must be a cheese, meat and vegetable platter with slices. Desserts include chocolate logs.
The Spanish Christmas menu includes seafood, steak, and even egg noodle soup.
Italians prefer fish for Christmas and cook completely different dishes from this product. Also, tortellini are very popular - dumplings with cheese, meat and vegetable fillings made from unleavened dough. Panettone is a very famous Italian pastry all over the world.
In Australia, people like to eat meat steaks and kebabs at Christmas. Sweet potatoes are often chosen as a side dish.
A variety of fish in sauce, potatoes and mushrooms is a typical Christmas menu in Lithuania.
Mexico is always about spicy and rich dishes. At Christmas, this tradition is certainly preserved. For the holiday, people often prepare posole, a thick soup made with meat broth and corn. The types of meat differ depending on the region.
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