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The most fashionable recipes

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

The most delicious salads: signature recipes from the best chefs of the world

The most delicious salads: signature recipes from the best chefs of the world

Light salads for the active and shapely, festive salads for welcoming and funny, original salads for a bright and ambitious. In this section I collect a variety of delicious salad recipes from the best chefs of the world, which are fascinating for its diversity, refinement and culinary creativity.

Salad recipe invented by the Romans, and the variety of delicious salads was invented by the French chef. The first recipe salad consisted of lettuce and endive, different varieties of onions, and as a dressing used olive oil with vinegar and honey.

Until the 19th century the salad was exclusively vegetarian. And only 200 years ago to fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and greens in the salad added meat ingredients. The salad was a full meal not just a snack or an addition to meat or fish.

There was such a thing as “cooking”. How would be surprised by French chef Lucien Olivier, if he could know that his signature recipe of salad with fried pieces of meat of grouse and partridges, crawfish tails and pressed caviar Soviet housewife fully encourage leaving, perhaps, only the name. Continue reading

The Italians cook the most delicious dishes

Gourmets all over the world recognized the most impressive and delicious Italian cuisine. In addition, many national products of the country also applauded by connoisseurs of fine delicacies.

Long tradition and the ability to flexibly adapt to new developments help the Italians over the centuries to keep the “palm” – the most popular recipes were first tested in the IV century BC and then “table” is supplemented by vegetables, fruits and spices, brought from the New world or Asian countries.

On the other hand cook Italy also made a significant contribution to the cuisine of other Nations. In particular extremely sought after today, the Caesar salad, which was born in the North American continent, actually has been invented by Italian Caesar Cardini is named in his honor. The ingredients are easily recognizable for anyone familiar with classic Italian kitchen: Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and a complex sauce based on olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. Continue reading