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Delicious Christmas Dinners

In this quiz, you’ll read the descriptions of the kinds of foods that are served at Christmas time in different countries. You have to decide which country serves the food described. The pictures should make you hungry so keep a snack handy as you do the quiz, 

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    Christmas dinner in this country means buffet or julbord. On the table you’ll find a three-course meal that consists of fish, ham, and sausage. A meatball and potato casserole known as Janssons frestelse is served and this is followed by sweets like saffron buns and rice pudding.

    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Austria
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    Like in other Eastern Orthodox countries the people of this country celebrate Christmas on January 7. Their traditional Christmas dinner includes ghapama a special pumpkin dish only eaten on special occasions. The pumpkin is stuffed with rice, raisins, nuts, and honey and then roasted.

    • Armenia
    • Turkey
    • Greece
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    This country also celebrated Christmas on January 7. As soon as the first star appears in the sky The Holy Supper is served with 12 traditional dishes. There is a sweet grain pudding known as kutia, a meatless borscht beef soup, and varenyky, a dumpling similar to pierogies stuffed with cabbage and potatoes.

    • Russia
    • Ukraine
    • Turkey
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    The people of this country celebrate Christmas with a variety of dishes that include the Italian classic vitello tonnato. This is a cold dish with thinly sliced veal and capers in a creamy tuna sauce. This country has balmy December weather.

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Venezuela
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    The traditional Christmas Eve dinner of this country is known as kucios. It is a dairy-free and meatless meal. Dishes served are fish like herring in tomato sauce, mushrooms, other vegetables, and bread.

    • Poland
    • Norway
    • Lithuania
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    This country has one of the longest Christmas seasons in the world. Celebrations begin as early as September. After midnight mass on Christmas Eve there is the grand Noche Buena feast with lechon, a spit-roasted suckling pig. Other foods include queso de bola a cheese ball, spring rolls, fruit salad, and pasta.

    • Thailand
    • The Phillippines
    • Taiwan
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    This country serves Christmas dinner buffet-style known as joulupovta or Christmas table. There is ham, fish, potato casserole, and rosoli a salad with diced beets, potatoes, carrots, cream, and apples.

    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
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    People in this country enjoy Christmas dinner with tamales. The tamale making process takes two-days to prepare the filling, rolling in banana leaves, and steaming until ready to eat.

    • Costa Rica
    • Panama
    • Manila
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    This country has the Feast of the Seven Fishes and it is a famous Christmas tradition. The seven-course dinner includes seafood dishes and the final course has classic desserts liken panettone or homemade tiramisu.

    • Turkey
    • Spain
    • Italy
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    Hangikjot is a favorite for this country’s Christmas dinner celebration. It is thin-sliced meat that is boiled and served with a cream sauce. It is made from lamb, mutton, or horse meat and is traditionally smoked over dried sheep dung

    • England
    • Belgium
    • Iceland
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    In this country Christmas is an outdoor even and many make a barbecue for Christmas lunch. Dishes can include fish or shrimp or ham and even exotic meats.

    • New Zealand
    • Greece
    • Australia
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    The traditional Christmas menu includes fried carp. Some people prefer to make roast turkey. Dessert is this country’s favorite sweet Sachertorte, a chocolate and apricot flavored cake.

    • France
    • Austria
    • Belgium
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    Christmas Eve dinner consists of 12-dishes among them borscht, mushroom soup, pierogi, and poppy seed cake.

    • Poland
    • Germany
    • Belgium
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    The people of this country dine on roast duck, goose, or rabbit for Christmas dinner. Favorite sides are sausage stuffing, potato dumplings, and red cabbage. The favorite dessert is Stollen a long, flat sweetened bread.

    • Portugal
    • Slovakia
    • Germany
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    This country prefers seafood for the Christmas holiday. Common dishes include oysters, prawns, and lobster. For dessert is the Yule Log cake.

    • Spain
    • France
    • Greece
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    Here Christmas dinner consists of roasted lamb. In the northern regions you’ll find yiaprakia, brined pork stuffed cabbage rolls. On Christmas Eve it is tradition to make Christopsomo a rustic sweetbread filled with raisins, nuts, cardamom and cloves. It is decorated with a cross and is the table centerpiece.

    • Turkey
    • Greece
    • Malta
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    Christmas dinner consists of prawns, mince-meat pies, and a roasted turkey. The turkey is topped with sausages. Dessert is a fruit filled Christmas pudding.

    • England
    • Monaco
    • Belgium

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  1. I almost became a glutton looking at all those dishes but honestly I could get no right answer. I have never ever tasted nor visited those places where they serve this food.

    But a great learning quiz.

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