The elusive truth about hashlam
Almost from the moment of birth, every person is surrounded by rules, starting from the rule of cutting the umbilical cord and feeding breast milk strictly by the hour, and…

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French desserts
French cuisine is a special world of gastronomic delights, where sweets and pastries are one of the important places. French desserts are unlikely to leave anyone indifferent, each of them…

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Cheeses France
Cheeses have long been considered the hallmark of France. According to various estimates, from 400 to 1000 varieties are produced in the country. The types of French cheeses are incredibly…

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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

10 most unusual restaurants in the world: description, menu and prices
Sophisticated tourists are not easy to surprise with delicious food or elegant interiors. We have collected 10 unusual restaurants in the world where you can experience unforgettable emotions: from tickling…

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What kind of alcohol do they drink in Belgium? Belgian alcoholic drinks that Belgians value and love to drink themselves
Alcohol in Belgium is not limited to an assortment of high-quality beers. Stronger drink lovers will also be able to pamper themselves. In order to find out what the Belgians…

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Yakhni and meat rolls
Have you ever eaten delicious boiled meat? In order not to be hot, like in hashlam, but chilled, even cold? Yes, not boiled, but such that with a knife to…

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Stalik Khankishiev: Khan-pilaf
It just so happens that a lot of new readers come to my every post. And, as a rule, these people are new to cooking. And I know that they…

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