The new year’s eve – the best time for experimentation. The combination of your own creativity with knowledge of the Christmas traditions of other countries will create an atmosphere of celebration. A lot of fun and positive emotions guaranteed!
New year English
Tradition: for over two centuries the British traditionally exchange greeting cards – the first Christmas card was printed in London in 1843.
The idea: to hang on the Christmas tree, Laden with toys, cards with humorous wishes. Let each guest will find the card and learns that it will be next year. Wishes can be supplemented with simple tasks: to dance, to tell a verse or to make compliments to all present.
Menu: the menu should include Turkey with chestnuts, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, meatloaf, and, of course, sweets and fruit.
New year in Italian
Tradition In Italy new year’s eve from the Windows decided to throw away old things in order to free ourselves from everything old. It is believed that thus in the house makes room for new things.
The idea: to organize a group to release old things, after arranging with the janitor, who will then agree to remove them and trying not to injure a passerby.
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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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