As I was putting this post together I realized that people do a lot of different things with oranges other than just eat them, and this is really dependant on the culture. In Belgium, the country famous for chocolate, they dip them in chocolate, and in Spain, a country famous for wine, they add them to the wine. Here are some interesting things to do with oranges from around the world.
Chocolate-dipped oranges in a shop in Brugges, Belgium. How to make Spanish sangría with Valencia oranges. One way of serving orange gelatin, Japanese-style. In Mexico, they love chile on everything, even oranges. Fresh-squeezed orange juice with our roti canai for breakfast every day in Singapore. Making Scottish marmalade with bitter oranges (Seville). France does some subtle things with oranges, like making ice cream from the orange blossoms, or turning the oranges themselves into stunning liqueurs like Grand Marnier or Contreau. In Vietnam they make candied kumquats, one way to turn this very sour orange fruit into something edible. For more on this ‘Word a Week’ challenge: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-orange/