UK: Turkey under gooseberry sauce, pudding and brandy.
France: oysters, goose liver, Turkey in white wine, champagne and cheese.
Germany: Christmas eve is carp or herring, for Christmas – roast goose.
Netherlands: rabbit, venison or fowl.
Belgium: veal sausage with truffles, wild boar meat, traditional cake, wine.
Luxembourg: black pudding, apples, local sparkling wine.
Denmark: duck or goose stuffed with fruit, rice pudding, sprinkled with cinnamon.
Ireland: Turkey or ham.
Spain: roast lamb, shellfish, Turkey, suckling pig, sherry.
Portugal: dried salted cod, very sweet port wine.
Greece: Turkey in wine.
Italy: steam cod or perch with white wine.
Japan: Christmas cold snacks “on-Sich-ryori”, which consist of bringing happiness cold beans with rice, rice cakes, pickled and fresh vegetables.
Each dish on new year and Christmas are endowed in different countries, different peoples with a special meaning and value.
In France, the holiday is not a holiday, if new year’s table is not a traditional roasted Turkey.
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Culinary traditions of different Nations rarely not at all comparable with the peoples of neighbouring countries. To this rare exception is Japanese cooking, which significantly differs not only from European but also from the traditions of neighboring Asian Nations. The Foundation of cooking is the respect to the original view of the products and high demands for quality.
Origins of cultural traditions historians consider laying on the altars of the kami of the best gifts of the seas, fields and mountains while maintaining its poetic relationship to the products in the form of gifts of nature. The emergence of the concept of dishes related to rice cultivation and the name gohan means food, and transformed into the modern concept of cooked rice. Historically gohan was limited to the equivalent of bread and served as a basis to prepare the condiments, beverages and confectionery. These include sake or rice vodka, Shochu as moonshine and mirin or sweet sake. Rice is the base for cooking the sauce, pasta and bukusu or beer. The peculiarity of cooking rice is the observance of the canons in the absence of salt, spices, oil and clean product type in a defined proportion with water.
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South Korea has made a momentous choice – according to preliminary results of counting of votes, the President of the country was 60-year-old Park Geun-Hye of the right of the saenuri party, reports Yonhap.
News of the victory of Park Geun-Hye flew after the announcement of the results of processing just over 80% of the ballots. According to available data, she wins with a slight margin, gaining 51.6 per cent. Rival ladies, we recall, is moon Jae In is the son of a defector from North Korea, a former lawyer and human rights activist once headed the of the head of state, an implacable opponent of the current conservative government led by President Lee Myung-Bak and the supporter of a soft policy toward Pyongyang.
The current President of South Korea Lee Myung-Bak has congratulated Park Geun-Hye’s victory. “You had to overcome a lot of difficulties”, – said held in a telephone conversation the leader of the country. At the same time moon Jae In has publicly acknowledged his defeat, writes “Interfax”.
After learning about the victory of the candidate who voted for it Koreans gathered near the house policy, waving national flags – they have not prevented the sub-zero temperature. Happy Geun-Hye came out was through the crowd, shaking hands with his supporters.
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