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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

Winter salad

The vegetables for this dish are boiled only in the skin, so they retain more vitamins and have a more intense taste. To optimally prepare the steamed vegetables. The meat is usually pre-boiled. All the ingredients are cut small cubes of the same size.

Winter salads: recipes for every day and holiday

Recipe winter salad “Olivier”

For many, the taste is familiar from childhood, it is traditionally made in our country for new year’s table. Recipe designed for a big company ― of the ingredients is obtained 6 liters of the finished product. Ingredients: 300 grams of meat; 6 carrots; 6 potatoes; 6 pickled cucumbers; 1 large onion; 6 eggs; 1 Bank of canned peas; 400 g of mayonnaise; salt, pepper.

Preparation:

Meat, eggs, potatoes and carrots to boil and then peel and cut into cubes.

Cucumbers and onions also cut into cubes.

With peas drain the marinade.

Mix all ingredients, season with mayonnaise, add salt and pepper. Continue reading

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