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 Khankishiyev: Iranian holiday pilaf "Seven Beauties"
I wrote about this pilaf in my first book, but, trying not to frighten the reader with the difficulties and impending troubles, I described the preparation in the form of…

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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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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 fact, is not quite for LJ; it is hardly suitable even for a book. But this time it’s very important for me not to discuss some people and their actions, not to talk about events or given, today I want to share an idea that is very important to me. It will be interesting to read, maybe not for everyone, but I sincerely hope that there are at least a few people who can talk to me about it and together we can formulate some thoughts more accurately than I can do now.

The idea is simple and, in short, it consists in this: Continue reading

In oranges: Kufta

In addition to the wonderful cuts, so well suited for stewing and long stewing, after cutting the lamb, there is meat that seems only to be minced and will fit. Peritoneum, some parts of the scapula, and trim? Where to cut, what remains after cutting the meat into beautiful portions and barbecue? That trimmings in which there are so many films and not less than that fat?

Yes, the hand itself reaches for a meat grinder or hatchets – chop, chop and fry cutlets. It will not work, my dear friends. Neither good cutlets, nor a decent kebab will come out of such a trim. It is better to add such trimmings to meat intended for meatballs, or, as such products are called in the east, kuft. What is better to make a kufta rather large and I will now explain what it is connected with.

But you imagine, however, how much it will take to cook, while the necessary changes described in the introduction to this chapter take place with connective tissue, abundantly contained in such minced meat? About two hours, or even three, after frying, you have to languish – no less. During this time, a product of any size will be prepared and this time, lovers of Continue reading

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

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