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
What kind of salt we are used to seeing on the shelves of shops and supermarkets? Sodium chloride, iodized, sea, Extras and a few not so common species here, perhaps, and all.
But in different countries there is a huge variety of different types of salt, each of which has found wide use, both in cooking and in medicine and cosmetology. Offer get acquainted with the most famous of them.
Usually all uncommon and rare in cooking is expensive, and exotic types of salt is no exception. Some use in the preparation of delicious desserts or salads, while others served separately as a condiment or spice to a certain dish. The latter, for example, refers Papuan black salt – a distant relative of our black salt. Expensive restaurants offer it as a seasoning for exotic dishes. Its production technology is: going washed up on the beach and soaked in salt water the timber is burnt and the ash is the very delicious black salt.
The famous Japanese sea salt with Fleur de Sel (“Flower of the sea”) is considered one of the best and most expensive varieties of salt. Use it in salads with fresh vegetables, grilled fish in the best restaurants of the world. With the addition of this salt prefer to create their culinary masterpieces by the best chefs. Fleur de Sel is very expensive – forty pounds of coarse untreated salt turns out only half a kilo of delicious Fleur de Sel. Continue reading
For most Housewives Russian salad is a hearty multi-piece snack, which may replace the second dish. And for some a salad is only a prelude to dinner: easy and elegant. But tastes are known, do not argue and it is better to stay on that world of rich and varied salads, and a light green salad and hearty Olivier just belong to different branches of culinary evolution and play different roles.
Conventionally, among the salads, you can select the appetizers — simple, light dishes, to whet the appetite, and hearty salads, or served hot instead of with him. Stand fruit salads: they can be a refreshing end of lunch or standalone dish for lunch or Breakfast. For any kind of salads have their own rules and the law of compatibility of ingredients, allow to cook a perfect salad for every occasion.
In modern languages the word “salad” comes from Latin, where it meant “salt”. In its original meaning, the salad is a mixture of vegetables and herbs, dressed with a salty-sour sauce based on vegetable oil. The recipe for this ancient cuisine has remained unchanged since the time of Sumerians: mix your favorite leafy vegetables and herbs and season with a light dressing. Continue reading