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Christmas dinner around the world

Friday, December 22, 2017

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When it comes to Christmas dinner in Britain turkey and Christmas pudding immediately come to mind. Our friends abroad, however, have their own set of traditions. Here's just a few to show exactly how varied Christmas dinner is around the world.

Sweden

A Christmas ham glazed with eggs, breadcrumbs and mustard takes centre stage on the  Christmas table or 'julbord' in Sweden. Chunks of bread are then dunked into the ham broth and a selection of pickled meats, cabbage and boiled fish make up the trimming. Wash it all down with lashings of Glogg (mulled wine) and you have yourself a very Swedish Christmas.

Puerto Rico

Forget the turkey, the Puerto Rican national dish is roast suckling pig, turned slowly on an outdoor spit for hours until tender. Pair your suckling pig with coquito, a Puerto Rican spin on eggnog made with coconut milk, condensed milk and a generous serving of rum.

Portugal

Cod and boiled potatoes are the dishes of choice for the Portuguese followed by an array of pastries and desserts. Finhoses, formigos and bolo rei will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Norway

A meat-laden feast, think whole steamed sheepshead or a rack of lamb ribs accompanied by black pudding and ham. There’s not a lot of veg on the Norwegian Christmas table. Not a sprout in sight.

Japan

Believe it or not, as a result of a very clever marketing campaign KFC fried chicken is so in demand at Christmas in Japan that orders are placed as much as two months in advance!

Australia

Despite it being summer and temperatures reaching as high as 30 degrees, Australians still enjoy a traditional Christmas roast dinner. A picnic or barbecue are also not uncommon with plenty of cold turkey, ham and fresh seafood.

Ghana

Typical Ghanaian foods eaten at Christmas include peanut soup, fufu, okra soup and plenty of meat such as pork, chicken, goat, lamb and beef.

Whatever you're eating this Christmas we at Kafoodle would like to send our warmest well wishes and hope you have a fantastic time!

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