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Christmas goose

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German-speaking people eat roasted geese traditionally only on appointed holidays. Similar to the turkey in the United Kingdom or the United States, roasted goose is a favored Christmas dish as well as commonly eaten on St. Martin's Day.

Left: Christmas goose.

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The most prevalent stuffings are apples, sweet chestnuts, prunes and onions. Typical seasonings include salt and pepper, mugwort, or marjoram. Also used are red cabbage, Klöße, and gravy, which are used to garnish the goose. Another version of roast goose is the Alsatian-style with Bratwurst-stuffing and sauerkraut as garnish.

Left: Roasted goose with dumplings.

In southern China, they have their own version of roast goose Cantonese-style.


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