One of the most beloved by all the peoples of the holidays – the New year is not far off. It’s time to decide how you are going to celebrate and that will put on the table. And in today’s article I want to move away from the topic of self-development and tell you about traditional Christmas dishes around the world.
One of the most popular Christmas dishes in France are fried in white wine Turkey (recipe ), garlic soup with cauliflower, snails, goose pate, various cheeses and the amazing desserts – merinta with strawberries, croquembouche and chocolate log.
German menu for the New year usually includes salmon in pastry (recipe ), mustard potatoes, and fried carp with lemon slices. All this beauty is combined with marzipan sweets (recipe marzipan cake ) and nut pies.
Absolute favorite of British – plum-pudding (recipe ) consisting of fried bread, bacon, raisins, candied fruit, almonds and apples. Moreover, except for the dishes are very interesting, his serve. Plum-pudding doused with rum, set on fire, and in this form put on the table. Continue reading
Make a list of the world’s most expensive products is difficult, because in the world of luxury gastronomy everything is so volatile. And yet there are foods that in any season, regardless of trends and economic situation in the world, are unrelenting demand, which determines their high price.
1. Beluga caviar
Beluga caviar is the most expensive product in the world, because a kilogram of Beluga caviar costs up to $ 5,000. Beluga is one of the rarest species of sturgeon, which inhabits the Caspian basin. This caviar is harvested from sturgeon adults (20 years and older), which weigh at least 2 tons. Beluga caviar ranks first in the size of eggs (up to 2.5 mm in diameter) and nutritional value. The criterion for assessing the quality Beluga caviar is its color: the lighter the ROE, the higher the price (color varies from black or a dark purple to a pearly-gray). When you crack the egg, it bursts, and you feel a sharp salty taste, which nothing can not be confused. Beluga caviar is usually served with toast and butter, which underline her specific taste.
Saffron is the most expensive seasoning in the world. Depending on the time of year, the price of saffron varies from 1500 to 2500 dollars a pound (0,450 kg). Saffron is obtained from the flowers of saffron, hand-picked. To produce a pound of dry saffron, it is necessary 50 – 70 thousand flowers (this is a crop from an area of a football field).This is a very long and laborious process, which explains the sky-high (as for spice) the price of saffron. Continue reading
Take, for example, the first dish, called “Gargullo” from Michel Brasa (Laguiole, France). This salad is more like a painting than a restaurant dish. However, this salad and its composition may include about 60 ingredients. Depending on the season, Michelle picks up the ingredients – this can be grass, and seeds, and vegetables, and even flowers that combine to give here is unusual, beautiful dish.
The next dish is also from France, it is served in the restaurant of Pierre Gagnaire (Paris). The dish is called “Crystal wind”, it is based on meringue. To achieve the airiness of protein in it add water and sugar and get the crystals.
Here is an unusual dish to find in Spain. This snail caviar and this dish is called “El Bulli”.
How about the egg with caviar and whipped cream? Want to try? Then you are in the new York restaurant Jean Georges.
“Palm heart” is the next dish that is served in the restaurant Alinea (Chicago, USA). The dish consists of five pieces of palm-trees with different fillings.
Another masterpiece of culinary art from the restaurant French Laundr (California,USA). This dish is called a “Moulard Duck foie Gras”. Served with blueberries and flowers from your own garden. Continue reading