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Christmas Dinner Around The World


Posted: November 26, 2006
by: T.Alexander

Wikipedia is a fun and useful resource. I use it frequently. This morning I was thinking about Christmas dinner around the world and what kind of foods other countries use for Christmas dinner.

Interestingly many countries use the main stables as the United States ā€“ turkey and trimmings. But there are some interesting differences, and if you wish to buck tradition, below are some interesting alternatives to consider:

Australia: Christmas falls in the heat of summer so meats such as ham and chicken are served cold. Seasonal fruits such as mango and cherries adorn the Christmas dinner table.

Germany: As you might imagine meats such as roast goose and white sausage are popular.  Austria, due to proximity to Germany, is similar.

United Kingdom ā€“ While turkey is traditional at this time, during Medieval times the center of the plate was peacock or boar.

Mexico ā€“ (My favorite for lighter eating) An emphasis is on fruits, such as oranges, limes and tropical fruits, and salads including beets and peanuts. Sounds fun!

For Christmas dinner delivered to yourself or others as luxurious food gifts, GourmetStation has a solution for you. Our Ole English Christmas dinner features Beef Wellington as center of the plate. Now Iā€™m off to write a blog post about the history of Beef Wellington. GourmetStation may just be establishing a new tradition for your Christmas dinner.Beef_wellington_3


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