Spent the weekend in beautiful Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden, last weekend. We have a family tradition to meet and have goose together. Goose dinner is common in the very south of Sweden, just like it is in Germany, although we have somewhat different things with the goose in Sweden compared to Germany - we have normal boiled potatoes, the Germans like their Knödel (or Klösse), a form of potato dumpling, easily described as mashed potatoes spiced and made into a ball, and then boiled (in the cases that I know of at least). And the Germans like their cabbage with it as well. But in principal it is the same; Goose, potatoes, sauce etc. It is even on the same day in the beginning of November - Mårtensafton in Sweden, Marten in Germany. The difference is that in Germany it is celebrated all over the country, in Sweden focus is in the south, and many up north are not even aware of this tradition.
Yes, that is my plate you see on the picture. It was worth it... And notice that this is after we ate the soup that comes as a starter... The soup that I am basically the only one who really eats, as one of the main ingredients are... goose blood. The rest are not so keen on it, except possibly my dad, and mum eats a bit too, although I suspect it is more for the sake of it and not really because she likes it... I normally do spice the soup up a bit with some sherry, pepper, and other ingredients. It is already tasty but the extra sting is needed.