Happy New Year 2022: New Year’s culinary traditions around the world
Happy New Year 2022: New Year’s Eve is a day of celebration and a new beginning. People all over the world are celebrating the occasion in a unique cultural way, which also includes lavish food and drink. Let’s take a look at what ends up on people’s plates around the world on New Year’s Eve.
The people of the Central American region welcome the New Year with a delicious dish called Tamales. This dish consists of corn dough stuffed with meat, cheese, and other mouthwatering additions. Tamales are usually wrapped in a banana leaf or corn husk and are a staple, especially during the holiday season. This Mexican festive dish is often served with menudo, a tripe and hominy soup known for hangovers.
Marzipanschwein or Glücksschwein, in Austria and Germany
These European countries like to celebrate the start of the new year with several festive foods, one of which happens to be little marzipan pigs, called marzipan schwein. Known as lucky pigs, or Glücksschwein in German, these miniature cookies or pastries are made of all kinds of things and are common gifts in Austria and Germany.
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Soba noodles, Japan
In the Far East, the New Year is often celebrated with a steaming bowl of tasty noodle soup. The Japanese like to sip a bowl of buckwheat soba noodles, or toshikoshi soba, at midnight on New Years Eve to say goodbye to the past year and welcome the year to come. Long noodles symbolize longevity and prosperity in Japanese culture.
Cotechino con lenticchie, Italy
Italians mark the start of the new year with a traditional cotechino con lenticchie. This dish consists of a sausage and lentil stew that is supposed to bring good luck, because lentils represent money and good fortune.
Kransekage, Denmark and Norway
In the Nordic region, the New Year is marked with a crown cake or the Kransekage as it is called in Danish. The cake tower made up of many concentric rings of superimposed cakes is designed for New Years Eve.
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