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Food for a million

The legend about luminous dumplings

Oh dear the food in Russia very much to write – and the same lie. Say, throughout the Russian press and the surrounding roamed the list of the most expensive dishes in the world. For a long time the rating was headed by a ravioli of moose, salmon and something else, supposedly standing 4400 dollars per serving, because they added iron fish-torch, causing the ravioli Shine. Allegedly served in the restaurant “Golden gates” in the Bronx.

In Bronx the restaurant “Golden gate” is the Chinese, the most expensive dish is $ 10. Fish-torch doesn’t exist in nature, is a household name luminous anchovy, fish common and not too expensive. No glowing iron, the fish will not be lit separately from fish, especially being placed in the dumplings. And so on – would be hunting to check. So widely circulated a list of the most expensive in the world of food is either outdated, or false initially. Continue reading

Exotic Chinese cuisine.

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

The history of meat processing

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

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