7 traditional winter dishes from around the world
There is nothing quite like a dish of delicious, warming and filling food during the chilly winter months.
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We take a look at some of the most traditional food around the world and scrumptious winter dishes that continue to satiate the taste buds and provide maximum insulation in winter.
If you like a big sausage, a kasekrainer could be right up your street. An adaptation of the original Slovakian recipe, the kasekrainer is a large smoked pork sausage stuffed with Emmental cheese, and is usually served with grated horseradish, mustard or ketchup. The meat can also be sprinkled with curry powder for an extra kick!
El Cocido Andaluz, Spain
A delicious Andalucian soupy stew with all things warm and wintry: root vegetables, chickpeas, white beans, potatoes, pork, cabbage, black pudding and chorizo, this is not one for the faint-hearted. Delicious with crusty bread to mop up the juices. Accompanied with a glass or two of red wine, this dish will transport you into foodie heaven.
Fondue Savoyarde, France
Cheese fondue may be known as a Swiss creation, but fondue savoyarde hails from the French Alps region of Savoy. Typically, Comté emmental, Reblochon, Beaufort or Abondance French cheeses are melted and cooked with white wine and garlic to make a rich and hearty fondue, served with artisan bread such as sourdough – the chewier the better.
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, UK
Probably the most popular meal in the UK, the classic roast beef and Yorkshire pudding takes some beating. Usually sirloin or topside of beef is slow roasted and served with fresh vegetables which may include cauliflower cheese, carrots, mashed and roast potatoes, peas, cabbage and a rich, hearty gravy made from the beef juices. Delicious any time of the year, but even more comforting in the cold weather.
Red Lentil Soup, Turkey
No list of mouth-watering winter dishes would be complete without including a soup, and few have achieved the popularity of Turkey’s red lentil soup. This simple and creamy dish is slightly spicy and is likely to include carrots, potatoes, celery, tomato, pumpkin, olive oil, croutons and chopped herbs. It may even be finished with a dollop of cream or yoghurt.
Irish Stew, Ireland
One-pot cooking doesn’t come much simpler than this and combines lamb or mutton (a slightly fattier meat with a stronger flavour), onions, potatoes, carrots, pearl barley, herbs, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. The ingredients are simmered slowly for up to two hours. Irish stew is the product of a culinary tradition that relied almost exclusively on cooking over an open fire from as early as 1800.
Brasato al Barolo, Italy
A delectable dish of beef, braised in Barolo wine, served with polenta or mashed potatoes is a firm favourite in the Piedmont region of Italy. Cooked slowly with juniper berries, fresh rosemary, bay leaves, carrots, onions and Marsala wine or cognac, this rich and delicious dish is the highlight of any dining table in winter.