How can we explain the unusual predilection of some foodies to eat exotic food? The one that initially and not food at all, but something that becomes a regular food after digestion and release from the body, the so-called recyclables.
Let’s start with one of the most exotic and healthy dishes — “swallow’s nest”. It’s not what you imagined: not a cake, not a salad, not a castle in Yalta, and other common concepts. It’s not even the house bright-eyed birds that you can see under the roof. “Swallow’s nest”, in question, belongs to the category of gourmet seafood dishes. It can be as a separate dish, and to join the others.
Get “swallow’s nest” is not easy. Far away on the Islands of the South China sea swallows named salangane make their nests of clay, grass, sand and other building materials, which are available in our latitudes, and from. marine animals. Or rather, of young marine animals, whose body has not yet managed to find the skeleton. Salangane make nests from long and thin as wire, marine fish of the family saury, because of garlands of eggs, of various marine vegetation and other things. Continue reading
Italian cuisine is world famous and very popular in Russia, but few know that the birthplace of pasta and pizza is famous not only for these two inventions. For those who are going to spend a holiday in Italy, Tripadvice have prepared a short guide to the most popular Italian dishes. Today we present the first part appetizers, soups and entrees.
1. Antipasti (antipasti)
Literally translated as “what is served before the pasta,” that is snacks. This cold appetizers of seafood, meat (often served thinly sliced ham and sausage), poultry, vegetables.
2. Caprese salad (caprese)
Named after the island of Capri and is one of the most famous Italian dishes. A very Patriotic dish, a variety of antipasti, where each ingredient is – tomatoes, mozzarella and Basil – represents one of the colors of the Italian flag.
3. Carpaccio (carpaccio)
Carpaccio is thin slices of raw meat or fish, marinated in lemon juice and olive oil. It is usually served with flakes of fresh Parmesan. Continue reading
What I like to eat in different countries? Surprising results of a survey of the world’s most popular recipes. On the first places of the European cooking school, and almost exclusively Asian dishes.
Ask any European, more or less familiar with the national cuisines of several countries of the world, which one is the best, and the most likely answer: French. Well, if he’s not Italian, not a Spaniard or Greek, of course. However, developed more recently by the Agency CNN a rating of fifty the world’s most beloved dishes of the evidence of the other taste – the ten best, according to 35-thousand people participated in the survey, has not included any French dish. So, what has changed in our time is culinary fashion?
In the top 10 were several dishes of Thailand. For some it may seem strange, but only not for those who had the opportunity to try the masterpieces of Thai cuisine and, most importantly, to compare them with the top dishes of other national cuisines. But the palm went to Indonesia. Moreover, twice. Yes, imagine that! Continue reading