While many South Africans celebrating Christmas will opt for the traditional turkey (or chicken) and glazed ham for their festive day lunch, give a thought to the millions of others around the world who will be serving up some of the conventional dishes for which their countries are known. And because so many alumni from Capsicum Culinary Studio can now be found working overseas, we thought we’d ask their chefs to share with us their favourite global festive season recipes.

Here’s what they sent.

NOTE:: To make for easier reading I have put the  actual recipes under a post called CHRISTMAS RECIPES so go there when you just have to make one or more of these FABULOUS   recipes.

Pernil

A beautifully seasoned slow cooked pork that many Puerto Ricans make for their Christmas day lunch or dinner.

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Gravadlax

A traditional show-stopper centrepiece for festive spreads throughout Scandinavia.

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Pan de Jamon

A traditional Venezuelan Christmas bread filled with ham, raisins and olives.

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Buccellato

A Sicilian Christmas dessert made with dried figs, raisins, almonds, spices and honey.

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