Pork sausage with lentils is a recipe from Italian cuisine, a typical dish on the Christmas menu and especially on New Year's Eve.
New Year's Recipes
What to Cook for the New Year?
For the New Year, you can cook festive New Year's dishes using a wide variety of recipes. For the New Year, as a main course, you can cook stuffed turkey, baked goose, duck or chicken, bake pork ham, and cook various dishes from beef, pork or lamb. Fish will also look good on the New Year's table - fried or baked carp, dried salmon, fish aspic, jellied meat and other fish dishes. Like any other holiday, you can prepare various desserts and baked goods for the New Year - cookies, buns, cakes and other sweets. A good addition to New Year's dishes can be punch or mulled wine, as well as other alcoholic drinks; champagne and sparkling wines are especially popular for the New Year.
Traditional Recipes for New Year's Eve
Traditional recipes for New Year's dishes overlap in many ways with Christmas recipes. This is largely due to the fact that the celebration of the New Year in many countries ends the Christmas holidays. For this reason, New Year's recipes for New Year and Christmas are, if not the same, then very similar. In many countries, just like at Christmas, for the New Year they cook baked turkey, goose, chicken, duck and other poultry, cook various vegetable and meat salads, bake cookies, buns and other types of baked goods. Punch, mulled wine and other alcoholic drinks are prepared for the New Year. New Year's recipes from countries that were once part of the Soviet Union look isolated. These recipes are an attempt to make at least some kind of holiday recipe with the scarcity and limited variety of ingredients available. For this reason, such recipes for New Year dishes as Olivier salad, herring under a fur coat, mimosa salad or crab salad appeared and still exist.
New Year Celebration
New Year celebrations in most countries of the world follow approximately the same scenario. The New Year is celebrated at the end of the old year and the beginning of the new year according to the Gregorian calendar - from December 31 to January 1. An invariable attribute of the New Year celebration is the New Year tree, which is decorated for the holiday with various Christmas tree decorations and garlands, sometimes a pine tree or another plant plays its role. On New Year's Eve, people decorate New Year's trees, cook various New Year's dishes, gather in company and first say goodbye to the outgoing year, and then celebrate the New Year. All this is accompanied by noisy events and folk festivities, including the use of various New Year's fireworks.
New Year Among Different Peoples of the World
New Year is a secular holiday; in countries living according to the Gregorian calendar, New Year is celebrated on January 1, representing the beginning of the new year. But there are countries and peoples who, along with the Gregorian calendar used throughout the world, adhere to other types of chronology or their own traditions in this matter. Examples of celebrating the beginning of the year that differs from the traditional one include several other options. One such example is Chinese New Year, which, depending on the year, is celebrated in late January or early February. The Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah, comes at the end of September, and another New Year - Nowruz - a New Year holiday in many countries, comes at the end of March, during the spring equinox. Thus, many nations have the opportunity to celebrate the New Year more than once a year.