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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

How to make a quick and tasty salad

In earlier times, the salads were preparing for the holidays and in the summer, during the ripening of vegetables. Nowadays, the salad was the dish almost daily that became possible due to the large variety of products and “all-season” vegetables and fruits.

However, in our country, is still divided into summer and winter salads. Salad recipes, variety and from all over the world will find. Summer salads are lighter, since they are based on low-calorie vegetables. Winter salads, potatoes, cabbage and beets, that is, what applies to “long-playing” vegetables, is able to survive until the next harvest. Yes, and climate contributes to the fact that in cold weather our bodies need a more dense and nutritious food, to which tomatoes and cucumbers are not. Agree that in minus twenty, the hash does not want to eat, and thoughts about the herring under a fur coat, cause severe salivation.

If the older generation of our citizens salads are associated primarily with vegetables, the young people refers to this concept any mix of products. Who, thirty years ago could have imagined the presence of salad of rice or pasta. The stereotype was broken with the appearance of salad with crab sticks, that is a combination of rice, corn, cucumber and crab sticks, plentifully impregnated with mayonnaise. The dish tasted, appreciated and loved.And, this salad became the “forerunner” of all other novelties, and it raised a lot of experimenting with the ingredients to the salad class no one took. Continue reading

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