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National nutrient is a part of every nation traditional culture which has been influenced by food product availability and food processing facilities. Depending on the geographical location changes the taste of the food. The characteristics of the national menu are determined not only by the possibilities to get the product but also by the way it is prepared.
Agnese Marhele @ 2009-09-22 10:40:43


Azerbaijan menu

Azerbaijani often cook their food from mutton. They cook thick soups and use clay pots for boiling meals. When cooking Azerbaijani use much spices (especially saffron). Sweet breadstuff is full with nuts and almonds. One of the favorite festivity meals is pilaf in which besides the mu...

Bulgarian menu

Bulgarian menu has been influenced by both Eastern people and Europeans, particularly French. For breakfast Bulgarians drink coffee that is prepared according to the Turkish recipe, they fermented milk, yogurt, they eat whole-meal wheat bread with butter and jam, for dinner they have fat...

Chinese menu

The main Chinese food product is rice; it is used in every meal- for breakfast it is usually liquid rice porridge or rice soup, the other meals- rice is a mandatory side dish. Chinese do not comply with the certain times for meals but they eat when there is an appetite. During one mea...

English menu

English people very strictly follow the layout of the meals. In breakfast they eat eggs, ham, sausages, smoked fish, different porridges, marmalade, tea, coffee. During the lunch or second breakfast at one o’clock in the afternoon they eat grilled meat with boiled potatoes and vegeta...

Estonian menu

Estonians use much of processed cereals products, milk and dairy products. Usually they choose pork from the various ranges of meats. They also use a lot of fish dishes. When cooking juniper berries are added. In Estonian menu similar as in Latvian menu there is lot of fermented flour ...

French menu

French consider the cooking to be some kind of art and the cooks as artists. When cooking dishes hot spices are used, especially a lot of garlic and onions. Wine, cognacs, liqueurs are used; the added alcohol in the food during the cooking process evaporates but the food has gained uniq...

Georgian menu

In Georgian traditional meals there are a lot of green herbs, different kind of spices, hot sauces, wine vinegar, sour fruit juices, and vegetables. The meat dishes which are boiled, stewed and cooked are made of mutton, beef, and pork meat. As many other southern nations it is very po...

Italian menu

Italians love various breadstuff- various pastas, noodles that are eaten together with fish, meat, vegetables and cheese. The food is cooked with lot of spices - garlic, bay leaves, marjoram, nutmeg, cinnamon etc. It is common also to use rice and millet which is combined with peas, mus...

Japanese menu

Japanese uses rice, soybean, vegetables, fruit, seafood products a lot. In one meal Japanese serve a lot of food. It is served in little plates and they eat with wooden chopsticks. For dinner they make snacks form boiled and non-boiled vegetables (cabbages, carrots, radishes, mushrooms,...

Lithuanian menu

Lithuanian national menu is mainly of potato dishes. Favorites are dishes with green squabbled potatoes- dumplings, pancakes, zeppelins. In the nutrition they use different porridges, milk and dairy products....

Polish menu

Polish typical dishes have a bit of sour taste, but they are very rich. They are added with a lot of butter and cream. Polish use backed meat in their nutrition. Porridge is a very common and popular dish. It is served as a side dish. Poles like various sauces. ...

Rumanian menu

Rumanian use a lot of vegetables in their nutrition- beans, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, marrow type pumpkin, aubergines, carrots, potatoes. A lot of corn, vegetable salad is used. They add a lot of hot spices. It is characteristic that Rumanian dishes have a bit sour soups- čorbas tha...

Russian menu

For Russians backed in the oven food, rich food- soups (soļanka, rasoļniks, and sauerkraut soup), casseroles, various breadstuffs. In nutrition Russians use a lot of pickled vegetables- cabbages, cucumbers, beets, mushrooms. Of the breadstuff Russians prefer rye-bread which they ea...

Ukrainian menu

Ukrainians use very diverse products in the nutrition- various animal meat, fish, cereal products and also different drinks, mushrooms, a lot of fruit and berries, herbs. Not only in Ukraine but also in other countries people eat national dish- borsch. So far it is know 30 types of this...

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