Roast goose is a dish found in Chinese, European, and Middle Eastern cuisines. The goose is in the biological family of birds including ducks, geese, and swans, known as the family of Anatidae. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution. Roasting is a cooking method using dry heat with hot air enveloping the food, cooking it evenly on all sides. Roasting can enhance flavor. Many varieties of roast goose appear in cuisines around the world.
Roasted member of goose family
In southern China, roast goose is a variety of
, or roasted meat dishes, within siu mei Cantonese cuisine. It is made by roasting geese with seasoning often in a charcoal furnace at high temperature. Roasted geese of high quality have crisp skin with juicy and tender meat. Slices of roasted goose may be served with plum sauce.
Roast goose, as served in
 is similar to its counterpart in the neighboring  Guangdong Province of southern China. Some restaurants offer a similarly prepared roast duck.
Christmas goose (Weihnachtsgans)
Goose has a distinct flavor
which makes it a favorite  European  Christmas dish. In Germany, roasted goose is a staple for Christmas Day meals. For European cultures, roasted goose is traditionally  only eaten on appointed holidays, including  St. Martin's Day.
It is generally replaced by the
turkey in the United Kingdom and United States. Similarly, goose is often an alternative to turkey on European Christmas tables.
Roast goose is also a popular ingredient for post-Christmas meals. There are a number of recipes for
Boxing Day which make use of left over roasted goose from one's Christmas Day banquet.
are  apples, sweet chestnuts, prunes and onions. Typical seasonings include salt and pepper,  mugwort, or marjoram. Also used are red cabbage, Klöße, and gravy, which are used to garnish the goose. Another version of roast goose is the Alsatian-style with Bratwurst-stuffing and sauerkraut as garnish.
Among the most famous food products special to
Kars region of Turkey are Kars honey, Kars Kasseri, Kars Gruyère cheese, which tastes like Swiss Emmental cheese, and Kars style roasted goose.  
Timurid conqueror Babur in a banquet presented with roast goose
Roast goose with dumplings (
Klöße) and red cabbage
Roast goose curry served with rice at a restaurant in Thailand
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