Asia is known for its delicious dishes, delicacies, spices and flavors – but in some countries you can offer is very strange, if not creepy dishes that you are unlikely to ever dare to try. However, some of the dishes can be found both in Europe and in America.
This miracle of culinary art you can only find in Japan. It’s probably the most gigantic fish eyes you have ever seen. And, of course, the saliva in the mouth at the sight of this delicacy not occur. The only way to eat this thing is to quickly swallow it and forget, otherwise the consequences are very predictable.
These bloody pieces of plain food cooking workshop in Laos, but if you can’t wait to try the broth, you can always find it on the Phousy market in Luang Prabang.
This is the most common food in the household in the southern part of China; it is often possible to see how the bull testicles are hanging in a butcher shop, along with other types of meat. As the Chinese say, we are open to any food. Continue reading
Plurinational state of China – is a few areas that differ not only by nature and custom but also local cuisines, different cooking methods and a set of products.
Culinary school of Guangdong-based broiling, roasting in a deep layer of oil, stewing and boiling on low heat. Guangdong cuisine is the most exotic cuisine of China. There are snakes, field mice, wild cats, dogs, seals, crocodiles, bear paws, monkey brains, bird languages.
Cooked snake is considered a special treat. For the first time dishes from the snakes began to prepare in the second century BC. In Guangdong there is a special Banquet menu from snakes that suit fall and winter (the best season for dishes made from snake meat). During these banquets served the light blue wine from snake bile – the Chinese believe that snake meat can relieve rheumatic pain, bile and strengthens the body. Very delicate toning product is obtained from the heads of poisonous snakes, and the famous dish “dragon Fighting tiger” is prepared from three kinds of poisonous snakes, wild cats and more than twenty sorts of spices. Technology of preparation of this dish involves ten transactions and ends with preparing exquisite garnishes from the leaves of a lemon tree and the petals of the chrysanthemums. Continue reading
In Kievan Rus by our ancestors along with farming engaged in cattle breeding, hunting and fishing. This determined the traditional set of products in the diet of the Russian people.
Of course, in ancient times the main source of animal protein was the meat of animals and fish. Horsemeat in the diet of the Russian people did not play a significant role, although the ritual of the ban on its use before the spread of Christianity was not. In the Chronicles mention about eating horse meat, but it is always about exceptional cases – hunger campaigns, the siege of cities, etc. (primary chronicle, Laurentian list, the year 964, 971, etc.).
Veal in Russia long time did not eat, and its use for food Dmitry Impostor (1605-1606 g) caused an uproar, as a violation of the customs of his native country. Originally this prohibition was caused by the concern of the farmer about saving young animals.
Only in the late eighteenth century veal became a decoration of the Banquet tables of the nobility.
Pork and veal used in Russian food a lot earlier than beef . In the written monuments of the XVII century, lamb and pork are mentioned more often than beef. In “Domostroi” is already given recommendations on the rational use of the individual parts of the carcass of mutton. Continue reading