Eastern markets are full of colorful spices. Among them we can find spices in almost all shades of the rainbow. In its natural form (i.e. dried and packaged by the manufacturer, without the addition of synthetic supplements) they not only add flavour and aroma to dishes, but also make them more useful. The adherents of a healthy diet and salt-free diet appreciate diet recipes. the rich taste which is achieved through the use of spices.
This seasoning is made from red peppers. It gives the dish a spicy flavor that stimulates the appetite and improves digestion. Paprika loved all over the world, but it especially tasted in Hungary – there has established a unique Museum of paprika. But the main national dish of chicken with sweet peppers called paprikash.
It is called the king of spices. In the middle ages saffron was worth 15 times more red pepper. It is believed that saffron is a natural antidepressant and powerful aphrodisiac. Hetaeras of Ancient Greece scattered it in their bedrooms and Cleopatra before a date loved to soak in the bathtub with saffron. And today, these orange blossoms are one of the most expensive and exquisite spices. Continue reading
Even among the wealthy gourmets of the highest demand simple food – eggs, meat, dumplings, mushrooms, cheese. All the nuances that add to the price, seemingly ordinary food a few zeros. In honor of the exotic, a beautiful legend and hard work.
One of the most exquisite of delicacies is Beluga caviar Almas (translated from the Iranian – “diamond”). It is an unusual white color at a price of 20 000 euros per kilo. It is obtained from the rare sturgeon-albinos caught in the Caspian sea, at the age of twenty years. In fashionable restaurants around the world caviar imports from Iran in designer jars of pure gold. It is served usually with toast and butter.
The most expensive dumplings in the world – $ 2,500 per portion, served in new York restaurant “Golden gates”, where regulars are Russian emigrants. Includes traditional beef, pork, salmon, as well as the original Supplement cancer fish-torch, which lives deep in the Atlantic ocean. Thanks to this ingredient dumplings acquire a peculiar bluish tinge, which, however, does not reduce their rare taste of dignity. Continue reading
1. Menudo (Mexico)
Although some of you probably the ingredients of this soup are nothing amazing, not all people would be willing to try beef stomach. Menudo is a traditional Mexican soup, which Mexico enjoys great popularity and is often prepared on special occasions. The dish is also widely known as a hangover cure.
Menudo is made from the stomachs of cows with onions, cilantro, oregano, chili peppers and corn. For its preparation requires 7 to 10 hours, as the stomach should be boiled very long, so that it becomes soft and tender. Some may wonder do the stomach can really be delicious? But if you add all the other ingredients and simmer on low heat for a couple of hours, the result will be simply incredible.
The stomach becomes so tender that melts in your mouth, add more corn tortillas to dip in the soup, and you get the perfect lunch. The origin of this soup is little known, however one can guess that in Mexico, when he stabbed the bull, wanted to use all parts of the carcass for cooking, including stomachs. This dish you can find in many Mexican restaurants. Continue reading