Modern cooking can be considered art, and each dish has its price. For the preparation of the most expensive meals in the world require the best products and chef of the highest level. Expensive meals are in fact the same that we can buy at the regular price every day. The difference lies only in the fact that in the composition there will be some unusual ingredients. It can be made of gold, meat, unusual fish, and some unique, rare plant or animal components. So what products can enter into the most expensive dishes?
The noble saffron
If the recipe is saffron . you can be sure that it is expensive. Hundreds of thousands of stamens marigold assembled by hand to get a pound of this spice. At the same time, you can afford to add saffron to the usual pastries, meat, fish or vegetables. For four servings of the finished dish will only need about half a gram. In almost all countries of the world have a recipe that uses this expensive spice. In Russia, the saffron is added to cakes, in India most of the dishes contain this spice. Spanish paella without saffron, and Italian risotto. For best aroma and flavour of spices should be of high quality. Continue reading
The most expensive spice in the world – saffron. Real saffron is nothing. stamens like plants of the family krokusowa ( Crocus sativus ). There is a “fake” saffron. also called Imereti. It is made from the stamens of flowers of marigold. The cost of a kilogram of saffron can reach up to $ 6,000. Such unprecedented price due to the fact. that it is hard to grow and gather. to produce 1 kg of dry saffron you need to sort through approximately 2000 flowers. From 1 ha of plantation in the first year can be collected only 6 kg of saffron. second – up 20 lbs. of Bright orange stigmas are cut manually on the first day of blossoming and dried.
The most expensive caviar in the world is not black. The most prized Beluga caviar-albino “Almas”. This fish is found in the Caspian sea off the coast of Iran. The eggs have different shades: from pale grey to white. Lighter than the caviar, the more expensive it. Caviar “Almas” is exported from Iran and is packaged in jars made of pure gold. 100 grams of caviar cost about 2 thousand dollars. This delicacy is very perishable, so need to use it immediately after purchase. Continue reading
Cold snacks – great for buffet table and picnic. It is believed that the first cooking was started by the French. They used a baguette with various fillings. Cold starters are served first and are a good addition to any drink.
As cold snacks do not need to reheat or serve immediately after cooking, you can prepare in advance.
Almost all cuisines of the world have “national” appetizer recipe. So, the Australians – it Liptov cheese, Spanish tapas, Italian carpaccio, Mexican – nachos. In Russia for preparing cold appetizers using vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, meat, fish, eggs – almost everything we’ve got in the fridge every housewife.
The most common snacks among Russian – sauerkraut, pickles, pies with various fillings, sandwiches of black bread with butter and caviar. Continue reading