The traditional British Christmas dinner – How do other countries celebrate?
As the big day nears us, we thought we’d take a look at how other countries celebrate Christmas (feel free to take another look at our credit crunch busting Christmas dinner), some on Christmas Eve, some on Christmas Day.
Czech Republic – The traditional meal consists of fish soup, fried carp and potato salad followed by sweet biscuits.
France – Normally starts with oysters, smoked salmon, crab or lobster, then goose with chestnuts and stuffing and then traditional Christmas cake called “La Buche de Noel”.
Haiti – Fried pork or goat with spicy pickled carrots and cabbage and fried plantains followed by sweet potato, fig and banana pudding known as Pain Patate.
Romania – Stuffed vine leaves, sausages, black pudding and Cozonac (a Romanian Christmas cake).
Australia – Barbecues with seafood such as prawns and barbecued cuts of steak or chicken breasts, drumsticks and wings followed by a sweet called White Christmas.
Peru – Start with a tamale of fresh onion, tomato, lime and chilli sauce followed by turkey stuffed with ground beef meat and peanuts and decorated with fresh slices of pineapple and cherries, desserts includes marzipan, assorted bowls with raisins and almonds and other mixed fruit and nuts.
If you know any other ways of celebrating Christmas, leave a comment below.