Several difficult to understand whatrefers to this concept, most scholars agree that this is Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in part. To say that there are national peculiarities of Scandinavia, is incorrect, since the region live Swedes, Danes, Norwegians, Finns, each nation has its own specific features.
Near and far
It is understood that all of these are relevant to the countryScandinavian Peninsula and the islands nearby. They are united by history, for centuries the state joined together in various associations. For example, Norway has for almost four hundred years was in union with Denmark, followed by a century - with Sweden, which at one time Finland was a single state. Therefore, we can observe the interpenetration of cultures, traditions, characteristics and traits, common or similar festivals.
Immediately raises the image of the good citizen,restrained on the display of emotion, hard-working and generous. It is believed that the most responsible among Scandinavians are the Norwegians. In addition, they receive and the highest salaries in Europe.
Scandinavians are supporters of respectablelife, stable, without major turmoil and upheaval. But more often it is only in their own country. It is known that the cold and restrained Scandinavian guys are the most passionate and hot fans, in particular, the national hockey teams. They do not miss a single tournament, supporting native command bright outfits and emotions.
Since salaries are quite high, not for thema problem to buy a plane ticket to the opposite continent, pay a travel tour in another country to support their players and biathletes.
Since Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finlandgeographically close to each other, linked by centuries-old political, economic and cultural relations, to gastronomy observed the same general trends in the choice of products, their method of processing and storage. The most popular products are the Scandinavians:
- Fish and seafood;
- potatoes, mostly normal, boiled;
- various kinds of meat, except mutton;
- plenty of vegetables, fruits and berries northern (blueberry, cloudberry, cranberry).
The culinary traditions of the Scandinavian countriesPeninsula most generous meal, profuse. Residents have repeatedly experienced the famine, the historical memory of these periods is preserved to this day, so it is important to treat. And, of course, thanks for the food and the owners welcome.