Risotto and paella
Paella and risotto are two characteristic dishes of two wonderful national cuisines: Spanish and Italian. True, this does not stop many tourists from confusing them, because both dishes are prepared…

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Crimean Chebureks
Every morning I will bow in my belt to a man who will unmistakably be able to distinguish a crescent square from traditional chebureks to taste. Why do traditional pasties…

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KUKSI - THE GENIUS DISHES CONSTRUCTOR
Koreans are one of the first peoples to be deported and forcibly resettled in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. “Are there any Japanese spies among you?” And then we have the…

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Oil and onions, oil and carrots: interaction

In recent years, the real trouble is with the quality of sunflower oil. I do not mean cold-pressed oil, which is suitable only in salads, but industrial-produced, in large quantities, sunflower oil. Ruthless competition between manufacturers, the desire to make the product even cheaper leads to a decrease in the quality of oil – and already far from the best.

Meanwhile, our health depends on the quality of vegetable oil and fats no less than on the quality of drinking water.

When choosing oil for cooking, one should focus on two characteristics:
whether its taste and smell are suitable for the planned dish and whether the oil will cope with the tasks assigned to it.

For each oil, there is a so-called smoke point – the temperature at which the substances contained in the Continue reading

What is food porn? (a story about how to eat Ferghana pilaf correctly)

Pornography is a reflection of sexual behavior in literature, images, sculptures, films, etc. with the aim of causing sexual arousal.

Food and sex are equivalent for the continuation of the human race. Therefore, talking about food and sex acts on a person equally exciting – instincts work.

Until today, I talked exclusively about cooking, but almost never talked about eating it, finding this process too intimate. In addition, I did not know how not to cross the thin line between food-erotica and food-pornography and not cause aversion to physiology.

Today I present to you the first experience in this area, a story about how to eat Ferghana pilaf. Continue reading

What to cook for the New Year?

I’ll make a reservation right away: I won’t talk about how to cook any Hungarian geese, with all due respect to the Hungarian farmers. The fact is that such a task seems to me not quite athletic. Everything is decided there by the cultivation method. When the goose was overfed for the sake of getting foie gras, he spent his whole short life in the cage, his meat cannot be rigid by definition.
I want to talk about geese that most of their lives walked freely on the grass, swam in ponds and who began to feed intensely only when the snow fell, so that by the New Year they would gain fat and weight. These geese have completely different meat, it even differs in color, it is much denser, tougher, but also … tastier.

So, we are faced with two tasks: to bring the salt to deep, at the very bones, located parts of the meat and make the bird softer. Continue reading

Cooking sheet music mill
I do not promise that while reading this text you will drool to the floor, or you will valyatstsa under the table, neigh and be in shock. This text, in…

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How Vienna waffles differ from Belgian ones
Many countries boast national recipes for original and delicious waffles. For example, England, where this dish is served as a light snack, or the Netherlands, which presented the world with…

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The types of Italian pasta you can try on a trip around the country
Pasta is an incredibly popular food that can be considered the gastronomic symbol of Italy. What happens, how to choose her? Where in Rome to try real Italian pasta? You…

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Italian bruschetta sandwiches
Bruschetta, or Italian open sandwich, is a piece of rustic white toasted bread, grated with garlic, soaked in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. Often it is supplemented with…

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