Circulon Cookie Settings
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary cookies are essential in order for us to enable you to move around the site and use its features. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are first partly cookies and originate from own servers. As a result, these cookies cannot be opted out when you visit our site.
3rd Party & Tracking Cookies
Bringing in the new year with foodie traditions from around the globe
Bringing in the new year with foodie traditions from around the globe
By Author Circulon 28th December 2017 - 0 comments
The annual celebration of another year passing by is rejoiced in different ways all over the globe. From England to France and Mexico to Japan, there are many traditions carried out all in the name of good luck and health for the forthcoming New Year.
Food and drink play a huge part in the New Year celebrations, here’s some of the wonderful ways people celebrate across the globe.
On New Year’s Day, Argentineans eat beans, following the belief that eating beans will help them keep their current job or find a better one in the New Year. This tradition is all about prosperity, success and good fortune for hard working Argentineans.
Australians celebrate the New Year with a barbecue, grilling sausage, steak, and lamb. Something we would perhaps expect from the Aussies, but what a lovely way to spend the celebration of the turn of the clock. Younger crowds might spend the day at the beach or at a music festival like Space Ibiza in Sydney.
Many Estonians consume seven, nine or even 12 meals on New Year’s Eve, with the belief that each meal eaten will give them the strength of many in the New Year. Not all the meal is eaten though; some of the meal is left unfinished for the spirits of ancestors who visit the house on New Year’s Eve.
A favourite for the French at Christmas is the traditional Yule log or roulade, however New Year in France is celebrated with a traditional meal of goose or turkey, oysters, foie gras, and of course Champagne.
In the evening of New Year, a meal of roast lamb or pork is eaten, and an extra place is set at the table for Agios Vassilis, otherwise known as Santa Claus. Symbolising birth and re-growth in the New Year, an onion is also hung on the front door on New Year's Day, alongside a pomegranate (which is hung at Christmas).
In Ireland, New Year’s is called Eve Oiche na Coda Moire, or The Night of the Big Portion, because there’s plenty to eat. An old Irish tradition was to bake huge cakes, smash them, and eat the crumbs, in hopes of a plentiful new year.
At midnight, Scots celebrate New Year's Eve, which they call Hogmanay, with the tradition of the First Footing, in which a dark-haired male aims to be the "first foot" to enter a neighbour’s house, bringing gifts of shortbread, a black bun, and whisky to toast the New Year. The "first footer" is believed to have good luck in the coming year.
On New Year's morning, children in Wales are given gifts of skewered apples covered with raisins and other fruit. Bread and cheese are also commonly given as a gift.
On New Year's Day, Italians feast on the traditional dish of cotechino e lenticchie, which is savoury pork sausage containing "lo zampone," or the hoof of the pig, and paired with lentils. The hoof is a symbol of abundance and lentils are believed to bring good luck and prosperity in the New Year.
Just before the clock strikes midnight, people in Japan begin the New Year with a bowl of buckwheat noodles called toshikoshi soba, which are known as "year-crossing noodles." Other traditional foods eaten on New Year's Eve include kuromame (sweet black beans), kazunoko (herring roe), kobumaki (rolled kelp), rice cakes, and shrimp.
With each chime at midnight, Mexicans eat a grape, representing a wish. A Mexican sweet bread called rosca de reyes, which is baked with a coin or charm in it for good luck, is also eaten. Whoever gets the slice with the coin or charm is believed to have good luck for the year. Salted codfish, warm tequila punch known as ponche, and fritters are a few other traditional foods served at New Year.
At Circulon we love discovering foodie traditions and how they are celebrated across the globe. If you’re feeling inspired why not share your New Year’s Eve traditions on our facebook and twitter pages.
A rolled, stuffed turkey breast makes an impressive centrepiece for a Christmas meal. The cranberry and herb stuffing keeps the meat lovely and moist, while the glaze gives the turkey a glossy, golden coating. What’s more there’s no waste, as the...
Our trading address is: Wirral International Business Park, Riverview Road, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3RH.
This Policy explains how Meyer collects, uses and discloses personal information about you when you visit the Site and when you contact Meyer, whether by email, post or telephone using the contact options on the Site.
The information you provide to us through the Site will initially be collected by Meyer but may then be shared with other companies established by Meyer (“Meyer Group”). All references to “Meyer”, “we” and “our” in this Policy therefore include the Meyer Group, unless distinguished in this Policy. Depending upon your relationship with Meyer, we may separately provide you with further details about our use of your personal information. Where additional data processing information is provided to you in specific cases, that information will take precedence over the notice provided here.
No information collected on this Site will be sold, leased or rented to parties outside of Meyer. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties not involved in any transaction process, or use it for other purposes, such as unsolicited direct marketing. A more detailed explanation about how we safeguard your personal information is described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Customer Services Meyer Group Ltd Riverview Rd Bromborough Wirral UK CH62 3RH
Tel: 0151 482 8282
What type of information does Meyer collect and why?
When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect standard internet and website log information and details of patterns about how website visitors behave. The information we may collect, includes, but is not limited to:
information about your Internet service provider;
your operating system;
the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or other electronic Internet-enabled device);
your access times;
the website that referred you to us; and
the Web pages you request and the date and time of those requests.
This information can help us to find out which parts of the Site are popular or need changing to enhance your website experience.
The Site allows you to interact with the Meyer in many ways, including but not limited to contacting us by phone, email, fax and/or leaving your comments on news stories or press releases we publish on the Site.
If you want to use any of the services described above or if you request further information about Meyer, you will need to provide us with some additional personal information so that we can liaise with you in order to deal with your request or query. If you do choose to provide us with your personal information, we will collect that personal information for our own use and for the purposes described in this Policy.
What type of personal information does Meyer collect?
Where you choose to provide personal information to us, we may collect the following personal information from you:
details of your visits to the Site, which may include traffic data and location data;
the reason for your contact, which may be an enquiry or a request;
information that you provide when you contact us (including by phone and/or email), which may include your name, email address, website address and any additional information you choose to provide within the content of your comment, request or enquiry to us;
information necessary for legal or regulatory compliance; and/or
if you publicly post about us, or communicate directly with us, on a social media website, we may collect and process the data contained in such posts or in your public profile for the purpose of addressing any customer service requests you may have.
This information will be collected primarily from you as information voluntarily provided to us, but we may also collect it where lawful to do so from (and combine it with information from) public sources, third party service providers or individuals who you have indicated have agreed for you to provide their personal information, government, tax or law enforcement agencies and other third parties.
How does Meyer use your personal information?
We may use your personal information for the purposes of:
providing our product(s) to you;
marketing our product(s) to you;
undertaking customer service surveys to ensure we continually improve our service(s) to you;
helping us review, develop and improve the product(s) (and service(s)) we offer, for example through research, analysis and planning;
notifying you about changes to our product(s) (and service(s)) and to otherwise communicate with you for example to respond to queries from you;
processing and retaining personal data relating to your credit/debit card and order details to enable the fulfilment of your order and to deal with any queries or refunds of payment;
using cookies and traffic data as set out in our cookies policy (see above);
maintaining records for tax and in respect of managing and defending any claims; and
as otherwise legally permitted and/or legally required from time to time.
Does Meyer share personal information with third parties?
Your personal information may also be shared with the Meyer Group. It may also be made available to third parties (within or outside the Meyer Group) providing relevant services under contract to Meyer, such as marketing agencies, econometrics agencies, customer service companies, card payment processors, advisers, auditors and compliance managers, providers of call centres and IT hosting and IT maintenance providers. It includes use of Payment Gateways, Direct Marketing Software, On-site Personalisation Software, Social Media Platforms and Content Management Systems. These companies may use information about you to perform their services on our behalf.
We may disclose specific information upon lawful request by government authorities, law enforcement and regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law and for tax or other purposes. Personal information may also be released to external parties in response to legal processes, and when required to comply with laws, or to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Meyer, our employees, agents, customers, and others, as well as to parties to whom you authorise Meyer to release your personal information.
The Site includes links to third party websites and some of your personal information from your browsing session may be transferred to such third party websites (please see our Cookies Policy for more information). We will not sell your personal information to any third party other than as part of any restructuring or sale of Meyer.
Where will your personal information be processed?
As part of the processing operations carried out by us (or on our behalf) above, your personal information may be transferred to, and stored and otherwise processed in, one or more countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) including in utilising online software/services where their servers may be hosted abroad, for example direct marketing software.
For transfers of your personal data to third parties outside of the EEA, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is adequately protected in accordance with the requirements of the UK data protection law.
What safeguards are in place to protect your personal information?
We use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Nevertheless, whilst we take efforts to safeguard your personal information which are consistent with relevant laws, the nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee absolutely the security of any personal information you disclose online.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information held by or on behalf of Meyer about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Under UK law, a request for access to your personal information needs to be in writing and accompanied by the statutory fee (£10). Please address requests to the Data Protection Officer (at the address above).
We will keep your details on record until we have completely dealt with your request, enquiry or application and then for a reasonable period afterwards, in accordance with data protection and other applicable legislation.
Meyer may keep your details on record for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out above and will then endeavour to securely delete your details in accordance with data protection and other applicable legislation. However, please note that we may turn your personal information into anonymous data so that you cannot be identified from it for the purposes of statistical analysis, traffic / website usage analysis and other administrative purposes.
Changes to this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. The date at the top of this Policy will be updated accordingly.
We encourage you to check the date of this Policy when you visit the Site for any updates or changes. We will notify you of any modified versions of this Policy that might materially affect the way we use or disclose your personal information.
By using our Site, submitting your personal information to us and/or registering an account, you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Policy (as amended from time to time).
This Policy only extends to the Site and does not, therefore, extend to your use of, provision of data to and collection of data on any website not connected to us to which you may link by using the hypertext links within this website.