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
Prosciutto (Prosciutto) in Italian means ham. This is an Italian ham made of ham and grated sea salt. Real prosciutto should not contain any other ingredients except the ham and sea salt.
For preparation of this Italian ham is specially grown pigs, feeding them only fruits and corn. The best prosciutto in the world is prepared in the vicinity of Parma, where pigs are additionally fed whey left over from the production of Parmesan cheese.
The meat is subjected to a first dry salting and then is dried for about ten months. In the end, the ham turns solid, dry and with a gorgeous scent.
Chef maLLina cafe Alexander Crow showed us in his kitchen, preparing a salad with real Italian prosciutto.
Baby-mix – 35g
Fresh raspberries 20 g
Fresh Fig – 35 g
Fresh mint – 2 g
Cherry tomatoes – 30 g
Olive oil – 25 g
Lemon – 20 g
Prosciutto – 40 g
Salt 0.002 g Continue reading
Scorpions eat not only in Asia. In elite restaurants in new York and Amsterdam pampered exotic delights the audience are treated to a snack of a cheese Scorpion on the pillow surrounded by lettuce leaves.
As it is: – Better without feet and head. The body inside is white, sometimes brown, color. By the time the preparation is not toxic. Are considered a delicacy. In Chinese restaurants Scorpions most often steamed and served on a thin pancake with a slight sour sauce and vegetables.
Taste: exotic dish, crispy, if the Scorpion inside is not empty, has a slightly bitter taste.
Than useful: it is considered an aphrodisiac.
In the best restaurants of Hong Kong sophisticated dessert is the brain of the monkey. Honestly, the dish is not for the faint of heart. After many preparations not everyone will be able to decide to try such Exotica.
As is: Before you can be on your table, the dish (if you can call a live monkey) must undergo a complex process of preparation. The fact is that traditionally, the brain is fed straight into the head of a live monkey. For the primacy of the hold, landing under the table with a hole for the head, hair on head shave, and then punch the skull with a small hammer and chisel. Continue reading