A discussion about food
September 3, 2015 8:27am CST
Some time ago I read an article that described some of the things that are typically Danish according to the author. He mentioned the Danish meatballs called ”frikadeller” and I disagree with that. A similar type of meatballs exist in many other countries, maybe they aren't completely alike, but ”frikadeller” weren't invented by the Danes. The brown gravy that we eat with the boiled potatoes and the meatballs is a Danish invention, but I don't think that is something to be proud of The brown gravy consists of butter, flour, coloring and a few other things. Most Danes love it. I don't like it, and I my family and my friends think that I am strange What are the typical dishes from your country? Do you like them?
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• Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
3 Sep 15
There are a lot of traditional French dishes, but not a typical French dish, as all of them are associated with a particular area. Searching online I find a list giving first "gratin dauphinois" (Dauphiné was a historical area near the Alps), second veal paupiettes (historically they are from Belgium), third coq au vin (it is a traditional dish from Bourgogne and Champagne, North-Eastern France), 4th bouillabaisse (It comes from Provence, around Marseilles), etc, etc. My area has some terrines (in the past they were made with truffles, now with Cognac), snail and chicken recipes.
3 Sep 15
Coq au vin is the only dish that I have heard about. It is mentioned on a Danish recipe site. It sounds delicious, but I have never cooked that dish. I love to eat food from other countries. There used to be some French restaurants in the town where I was born, but they were very expensive, and I never visited them. I am not a great cook myself, I can cook basic things, but I don't have a lot of experience. What is your favourite local dish?
3 Sep 15
I was born in Italy, I believe that the most famous Italian dishes are spaghetti and pizza. I am a northern and we do not eat spaghetti and pizza, but we prefer risotto and breaded veal (wiener schnitzel). I am sure we get this from the Austrian domination.
3 Sep 15
I have lived in Italy in the past. I worked for an elderly woman and we had a lot of food. At dinner time we had a pasta a dish and afterwards we had a meat dish. It was a lot food, and I wasn't used to that in the beginning. I didn't know that you eat Wiener Schnitzel in the northern part of Italy. It is not a traditional Danish dish, but we also eat it in Denmark.