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Exotic dishes

I don’t know how to cook inspirational food and frankly too lazy to stand at the stove for four hours in a row. I want to lie on the couch, read a book, or better yet, eat something made by the hands of others for some reason and the soup and fish, and pies, made not on their own, seem to me to be delightfully tasty.

Solely due to my laziness in our family caught the “exotics”, there are all sorts of strange, five-storey cakes and rooster broth. Yes, Yes, don’t be surprised, it’s not a typo. Rooster broth exist in nature, only cooking it will have almost the whole day, and not just boil a pot on the stove, and consistently produce a lot of action: lay the fish, cook it, take out, put in stock ready to cock… well, torment.

But still, very rarely, I do for their domestic and some exotic, in my opinion, the dishes. Recipes provide below only fair warning – be patient.

Stuffed cucumbers

2-4 fresh cucumber of medium size, 150 g minced meat or 500 g of finely chopped stewed mushrooms, 50 grams of white bread or 1-2 tbsp. tablespoons boiled rice, 1 large onion (if desired in the stuffing, you can add 1-2 raw or hard-boiled eggs and chopped), parsley, salt, pepper, 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste, sour cream or yogurt, dill, lemon juice, oil for frying, a little flour. 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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