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What do Uruguay people eatUruguayans are known to eat a lot of meat, such as asado. The parrillada (beef platter), chivito (a substantial steak sandwich), and pasta are the national dishes. The latter is due to Uruguay's many Italian immigrants in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Other Uruguayan dishes include morcilla dulce, a type of blood sausage cooked with ground orange fruit, orange peel and walnuts, and milanesa, a breaded veal cutlet similar to the Italian Cotoletta, which originated from Milan. Snacks include olímpicos (club sandwiches), húngaras (spicy sausage in a hot dog roll), and masas surtidas (bite-sized pastries). Typical drinks include mate, tea, clericó (a mixture of white wine and fruit juice), medio y medio (part sparkling wine and part white wine), and red wine.
The cuisine of Uruguay is traditionally based on its European roots, such as Mediterranean foods from Italy, Spain and France, but also Germany. Many foods from these countries such as pasta, sausages, and desserts are common in the nation's diet. A sweet paste, Dulce de Leche is the national obsession and used to fill biscuits, cakes, pancakes, milhojas, and alfajores. The alfajores are pieces of shortbread sandwiched together with Dulce de Leche or a fruit paste. Dulce de Leche is also used in flan con Dulce de Leche. On rainy days, the traditional snack is "tortas fritas," a food similar to Indian bread fried in tallow.
The national drink is Grappamiel which contains alcohol and is very popular. It is distilled from grapes and honey and often consumed on cold mornings during autumn and winter in order to warm the body.
One traditional drink is an infusion called mate. The dried leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant (Ilex paraguariensis) are placed in a small cup made from a gourd. Hot water is then poured into the gourd at near-boiling point so as to not burn the herb and spoil the flavour. The drink is sipped through a metal or cane straw, known as a bombilla.

 

Uruguay description:

Uruguay,  officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay , although the name of the country could be translated into simple English as "The Republic East of the Uruguay (River)," is a country located in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some 3.5 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area. An estimated 88% of the population are of European descent.

 

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