What is better than a family Christmas meal? To get the magic to work, traditional dishes are invited to join our table. We present ten essential Christmas dishes from around the world.

France: dishes prepared with scallops

Scallops take pride of place in France as starters served in their shells, but also lightly fried with some herbs and butter. A tradition that is a hit with the entire family!

Portugal: Bacalhau Cozido delights the entire family

Traditionally, Christmas dinner is the opportunity to savour a serving of Bacalhau Cozido (cod prepared with potatoes and cabbage). And those with a sweet tooth love the thirteen desserts, a treat for young and old alike.

United States: traditional dishes that vary for each state

In the United States, traditional dishes generally differ from one state to another. However, some recipes are popular everywhere, such as delicious apple pies which very often from part of the meal, served with vanilla ice-cream and plenty of cinnamon!

Romania: a traditional, warming soup for the entire family

The traditional Christmas soup is called Ciorba de Perisoare and mainly comprises meatballs, rice and eggs cooked in stock. The perfect way to start a meal!

Mexico: Chiles en Nogada is a must for every celebration

It’s the colours in particular that make it so traditional: Chiles de Nogada recalls the colours of the Mexican flag. This dish, served at Christmas, comprises a roast and stuffed peppers covered with a walnut sauce and accompanied with pomegranate seeds.

China: a large variety of dishes throughout the meal

In China, a festive meal is characterised by a very large number of different dishes. Very little rice is served. Instead, preference is given to dishes that are not normally eaten during the year Recipes prepared with meat and fish, but also Chinese fondue.

Italia: the famous and truly delicious Panettone

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In Italy, it is impossible to imagine a Christmas meal without the famous and truly delicious Panettone. Whether it is filled with cream, candied fruit or chocolate, it is always part of the festivities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

New Zealand: Pavlova is integral to the party!

With Christmas falling in the middle of summer in New Zealand, light and fresh dishes are the order of the day. Therefore Pavlova, a meringue served with whipped cream and seasonal fruit, is always a welcome guest at the Christmas table!

Germany: Stollen is a delight for those with a sweet tooth

At the end of the Christmas meal, young and old alike enjoy savouring a portion of Stollen. This cake made with dried fruit and filled with almond cream is also covered with icing sugar. Delicious!

Switzerland: Chinese fondue given pride of place!

It may be surprising, but Chinese fondue is chosen by many families for their Christmas meal. This friendly dish allows each person to select their own ingredients and sauces and to share a moment together.

 

When a talented TV chef uses his fame to advocate balanced, healthy eating, things start to change. In short, Jamie Oliver has started a healthy eating revolution! Thanks to his campaigns including Food Revolution Day, his website and book Everyday Super Food, Britain’s most famous chef is gradually changing the way people think about the food they eat and getting them back to homemade dishes based on simple ingredients that the whole family can enjoy together.

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Healthy eating from an early age

What has Jamie been campaigning for over the past 10 years? For children to learn about healthy eating and to have fun cooking delicious, balanced food with their families and for schools to provide meals that are adapted to their needs. Alongside Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Jamie openly criticised the quality of food served in British school canteens on his TV show Jamie’s School Dinners a reality show that revealed the shockingly unhealthy meals served to children in a south London school.

Food Revolution Day: a call to families to get cooking together

Launched by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in Britain and the US, and by the Good Foundation in Australia, Food Revolution Day calls on children and parents to learn to have fun cooking together using healthy ingredients. Jamie says: “My wish is to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” Food Revolution Day is about celebrating good, fresh, real food cooked from scratch and to encourage people from all over the world to learn and share their knowledge with each other about food, where it comes from and how to cook it.

Cooking made easier with the Jamie Oliver by Tefal range

Jamie’s partnership with Tefal can help take these cooking skills even further the range of quality non-stick pans makes it easy for anyone to cook up amazing, healthy food in their own kitchen.

Want to know more? Find out how to get involved with Food Revolution Day, check out the Jamie Oliver by Tefal range and head over to the Jamie Oliver website for recipes, inspiration, nutrition advice and more. 

 

If you are looking for an appliance that is 100% user-friendly and lets you fulfil all your family’s desires, you’re going to love the Plancha des Saveurs! Practical, versatile and extremely powerful, it allows you to grill meat, fish, shellfish and vegetables in next to no time.

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Invite your family and friends round for a home-cooked meal!

One of the main advantages of the Plancha des Saveurs is that you can bring all the food to the table so that everyone can enjoy it. Reduce preparation time and discover the magic of marinades. Your vegetables and shellfish will taste delicious after 30 minutes of marinating in olive oil and herbs.  And thanks to the adjustable thermostat, you can’t go wrong with the cooking: would you like your meat rare, medium or well done? The choice is yours!

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Your Plancha des Saveurs will become an absolute must.

Elegant and easy to transport and tidy away, you’ll never be without your plancha. It brings a modern touch to your worktop and if you decide to store it away, it takes up very little space.

And if you’re still looking for another reason to give or receive a Plancha des Saveurs as a gift, just think that you can eat kebabs even in the middle of winter: a little taste of the summer holidays, even if the sun isn’t out!

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Whatever your age, a healthy diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables will give you energy as well as the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Thanks to Color Therapy, the use of your juice extractor no longer holds any secrets from you. So, you have perfectly mastered fruit juices? Now try them combined with vegetables, to bring you even more goodness!

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Fruit and vegetable juices, true magic potions

Carrot: you already know that the colour orange forms an essential part of your cooking. This is down to using oranges full of vitamin C, as well as carrots. Carrot juice is an excellent source of vitamin A, and above all, it is easy to digest. It provides vitamins B, C, D, E, G, and K while simplifying digestion, and is also consumed for the potassium and sodium it contains.

Beetroot: adds its radiant colour to all your juices, but does much more than that. It is recommended that you drink it regularly, particularly for its beneficial effects on red blood cells.

Celeriac juice: in addition to a delicious taste which blends perfectly with carrots, it is recommended for its sodium content and its alcalising function.

Cucumber juice: an excellent diuretic, it is also perfect in all types of juices thanks to its water content. It can be combined with numerous fruits. Try cucumber-kiwi juice, for example!

Spinach juice: one of the stars of health juices. You can combine it with carrot, but also apple and/or kiwi. It is recommended when you want to cleanse your body and help it to restart, or as a springtime cure, for example.

Thanks to your juices, you can combine healthy cooking with creativity, while benefiting every day from the nutritional benefits of fresh, seasonal foods full of goodness. Say yes to Color Therapy!

 

Amongst your friends, is it always you who gives advice on how to tidy things away, save time, eat better, etc.? As a fount of ideas, it’s you people come to when they want to know how to organise or invent something. Well, this autumn, Tefal turns 60 and would like to invite you to put your creativity to good use.

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“Your top Tips”: the site that allows you to share your best advice

Join us in the 60 year celebrations and give us your tips. Sign up on the “Your Top Tips” site and share your precious advice, be it on doing the laundry, beauty or cooking, or any other topics that are important to you. In the form of text, photos or videos, your tips will inspire other Internet users: the tips appreciated the most will win prizes.

Have a look to some tips and be inspired!

 

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And discover special Tefal tips  :

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Try your luck: gift vouchers and a range of Tefal products are up for grabs, depending on what country you’re in! It would be a shame not to share your tips and tricks!

 

Iconic chef Jamie Oliver draws inspiration from around the world to create recipes that are both delicious and inventive while remaining loyal to their origins. A passionate globe-trotter, Jamie embraces herbs, spices and traditional ingredients from the countries he visits to bring the whole world straight to our dinner tables!

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Discover exotic flavours

Whether you fancy an epic pad Thai from Asia, a delicately-flavoured traditional tajine from North Africa, or succulent linguine prepared the Italian way, Jamie invites you and your family to gather around dishes inspired by the traditions and flavours of the countries they were born of.

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Veg, spices and herbs – the perfect mix

The mix of vibrant colours and fresh ingredients in Jamie’s cooking keeps children’s taste buds happy, while helping all the family to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet. Delicious vegetarian recipes from around the globe, such as this Mexican omelette, champion fresh, seasonal ingredients that not only taste amazing but are also good for us.

He shows you how to cook using fresh vegetables, fruits and grains, all the while adding a dash of colour and originality that takes you on a voyage of the senses you’ll want to repeat again and again.

Want to cook your Jamie Oliver recipes to perfection? Discover the Jamie Oliver ranges of fry and stew pans.

 

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