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Old 11-15-2007, 03:13 AM   #11
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Thing is, it varies with different cultures. You get served your miso soup at the end of a Japanese meal (over here at least), and like Rom said, in Australia, salad is part of the main course or as an entree.

Can't say I have ever heard of any culture serving a separate mushroom course!
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:13 AM   #12
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Thing is, it varies with different cultures. You get served your miso soup at the end of a Japanese meal (over here at least), and like Rom said, in Australia, salad is part of the main course or as an entree.

Can't say I have ever heard of any culture serving a separate mushroom course!
Same goes for the 'ice cream' course or the 'puff pastry and mousse' course. For apparent reasons, I take wikipedia with a grain of proverbial salt.

At the end of the day, while there may be traditional orders to follow, it's your meal, eat it how you like.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:05 AM   #13
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Same goes for the 'ice cream' course or the 'puff pastry and mousse' course. For apparent reasons, I take wikipedia with a grain of proverbial salt.

At the end of the day, while there may be traditional orders to follow, it's your meal, eat it how you like.
So true Vera. So true.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:17 AM   #14
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Traditional Bengali full course meal:

Steaming Plain rice
I spoonful ghee(clarified butter)
Sukto (bitter dish)
Dal
fried potato
fried brinjal
Torkari (vegetable dish)
Egg curry
Machher jhal(fish with mustard paste)
Machher chochchori(prepared with small fish like 'mourala'- Amblypharyngodon mola)
Machher jhol(fish curry- prepared with large Rohu fish)
Mutton kassa
Chutney
Papad
Misti doi(sweet yogurt)
Sweets(sandesh, rasgulla)
Paan(Betel Leaf) with paan masala

This is not our everyday meal because nowadays one cannot eat so many items .
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:52 AM   #15
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In diferent parts of Europe whether the puddings are before or after cheese is different. We alternate depending on the menu and who we have eating wih us. I'm generally a pudding after cheese kinda gal. Most often, in semi-formal meals I bring puddings and cheese out together: increasingly people will have more than one pudding, and then people go home earlier.....that never used to be a good thing but these days I like bed....
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #16
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Interesting, I'd never guess that soup is served before fish. I should look into this from the Russian historical view. I bet it would be very diferent.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:34 AM   #17
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What makes up a five-course meal in the USA?

I can come up with soup, salad, appetizer, entree and dessert, but that does not sound right.
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While not carved in stone, in the USA it would be
soup
salad
meat
cheese
dessert

or
soup
salad
pasta
meat
dessert

or

soup or salad
pasta
fish
meat
dessert

The recent trend towards artisan cheeses have finally brought about a resurgence of the cheese course. It's about time, I say.

I recently hosted a formal dinner party that included a cheese course after three previous courses and prior to the dessert course. I feared the cheese would remain mostly untouched as a result of the guests having consumed so much, already. To my great pleasure, that course was so well received it was the highlight of the thank you notes. It was a new experience to several of the guests. Again, it's about time the cheese course was put back in the line up.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:31 AM   #19
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Cheese has never gone out of fashion here in Europe!

I prefer cheese before the pudding, VB not least for wine pairing ease...and of course, in the necessity of cracking down on drunk driving we find hosting less than half our guests join us in a dessert wine and coffee is popular boh for people to take with dessert or for those who take neither pudding nor cheese.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:52 AM   #20
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Most restaurants here offer either a cheese or dessert course but if they are both being served, esp in the home, it would be cheese after dessert, often with teas and coffees and chocs. The cheese is routinely served with fresh or dried fruit, though it always puzzles me when restaurants here use only dried fruit. We have such an abundance of fresh produce available year round, and while having dried fruit on the plate is nice, it shouldn't be the only option here.
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