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How to cook appetizers for a Banquet?

Any event that includes a meal out of the meal, you can Supplement interesting snacks that are practical and comfortable and, most importantly, delicious. The most common appetizers Banquet menu can be called canapés, vol-AU-vents and baskets.

Canapés are small sandwiches aesthetically decorated. To prepare this snack you can use, in addition to the bread and figured croutons, meat, fish and other products. And there is no limit for imagination.

As for fish products, it is advisable to use granular, pressed or chum salmon caviar products from salmon, and salty, hot and cold smoked fish. If you prefer meat products, recommended ham, various sausages, boiled or fried meat and other meat products.

In principle, no matter what products for canapés you choose, as long as together they had an interesting combination both in terms of appearance and taste. Therefore, in order to make beautiful a snack, use butter, mayonnaise, cucumbers, greens, boiled eggs, fruit, sweet red pepper, etc.

It is known that salted fish products nicely combined with the egg, and some meat products (ham, pork) are perfectly complemented by the mild cheese. It is worth noting that the cheeses used in canapes and as a framework. Continue reading

Thailand: exotic dishes

The taste of Thai food varies greatly depending on the region where they are prepared. The food of the North-East of the country never contains coconut milk, but it has a very pungent smell and taste. Residents of the South put in priority the consumption of raw seafood and vegetables.

Rice in Thailand, as in many Eastern countries, is a very common culture. For food use many types of rice: round, elongated, brown, adhesive and many others. What is interesting here rarely use the knife, though, and actively use forks and spoons. This is because and vegetables, and meat, chicken and fish dishes, served together with rice, crushed very badly while cooking. In addition, people often come up with different soups.

Tourists who want to taste exotic dishes, often choose a dish “Yam kung”. This shrimp soup in coconut milk with spices, with a bright sour-spicy taste. It will be interesting to try and “IRTs”. This spicy papaya salad, and crab served with sticky rice. Unusual that is it should hands, rolling the rice into cakes. Among the local population popular is the rice with seafood and plenty of spices, called “Khao PA kun”. Generally, seafood is very popular in Thailand, especially in the southern part, washed by the sea. Here is almost everything budaplast very sharp. This is because in the heat of the products are very perishable. To keep them fresh, and the Thai people use so many spices. Northern cuisine is more mild. The basis is glutinous rice, to which are added other products. Continue reading

Top 10 Most expensive delicacies in the world

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

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