Deepest inherently philosophical doctrines of ancient China, has always impressed us with their depth and wisdom sayings. Every word and thought, though filled with invaluable drops of meaning that are the determining factor in the formation of modern socio-political behavior of the Chinese people. China is not just a country with its own laws and concepts, is a place of beauty, aesthetics and a truly traditional symbolism. Such philosophies like Taoism (currently the religion with stately design) and Confucianism simply could not go away completely, they are modernized, changed and subsequently have survived, thus having a significant impact on the life of China’s population. So it is with cuisine, Chinese cuisine is very diverse and aesthetically pleasing, appearance and colour of food in China attach great importance.
Cuisine of China can not be called a centralized and uniform for all provinces, each province of China has its own feature, which affects the flavors of the dishes. This way you can select multiple regions, where you can enjoy the traditional flavours of Chinese cuisine — Shandong, Sichuan, Canton (Guangdong) and Fujian. By the way if you trace menu, all regions, all the same, you will observe the heterogeneity of regional cuisine, so cuisine of China can be called a collective, each province Continue reading
The most exotic dishes of the world
For us as Europeans, the most exotic dishes are Asian cuisine. By the way, for Asians – our cuisine is too exotic, and fried potatoes most of them will turn the nose.
First of all it should be noted that such an ingredient in exotic dishes like snake meat. Moreover, the greater variety of poisonous snakes found in the dish, the tastier it is. The taste of Asians, of course. But the most piquant moment in the dinner is that the slightest negligence chefs leads to the death of the taster. Because every cook knows how to cook shrimp for a couple, nowadays everyone knows how much you need to cook the snake meat.
Another poisonous creature, the dishes of which just love the Japanese fish fugu. A dish is very expensive, so not every tourist can afford. The poison of puffer fish is not just deadly, it has no antidote. The most toxic body of the puffer fish is the liver. Ironically, this interesting fact does not diminish the number of people willing to eat her raw. The parade of dozens of gourmet a year when it dies.
In addition to poisonous dishes there are several dishes just unpleasant. In Korea as a snack you can offer a live octopus, or rather, his tentacles. Wriggling legs of a living creature is cut off and put in his mouth. There are cases when moribund remains of the octopus block the breathing holes and dinner people die Continue reading
Saffron . Surprised? I was also surprised that some kind of spice in our time may be more expensive than gold. Saffron is made from the stigmas of the purple saffron flower Crocus. Each flower only three stigmas, and manufacture one hundred grams of spices is about 50 thousand flowers. Such a number of flowers of Crocus is enough to cover a football field. To obtain saffron spice is needed not only flowers, but also office and laboratory equipment. A pound of saffron can cost anywhere from $500 to $5000.
Diamond caviar . This is the highest quality grade of Beluga caviar unusual light shade. The older the fish, the lighter the resulting caviar – Beluga and since now quite rare, old Beluga in General are worth their weight in gold. This caviar has a very delicate and exquisite taste. For this Bank the caviar, ALMAS, made of 24-Karat gold, and is the perfect frame for its precious contents. A similar dish can be enjoyed only in a London restaurant Caviar House &Prunier located in Piccadilly. The cost is almost 50 thousand dollars per kilogram.
The white truffle . This variety of truffles growing in Northern Italy, and their cost can reach almost 3 thousand dollars for half a kilogram. The record price was paid by Stanley Ho, a casino owner paid 330 thousand U.S. dollars for a half kilogram of white truffles.