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
Just rejoiced in the arrival of spring, and not far off the summer, heat, season of vacations and travel. Fried sun of big cities melts the asphalt, sleepy and does not talk sensibly. There is a desire to leave the noisy dusty city somewhere to relax. There is the wanderlust, want to visit exotic countries, such as Morocco, Maldives, Burma, India, China. The good travel agencies offer a huge variety of options for every taste and budget.
Exotic countries, exotic food and drinks. Where else besides China, you can try all the famous swallows ‘ nests, spices India has long been known abroad, and Moroccan cuisine is one of the most famous in the world. And how many more exotic dishes exist in other cultures! Of course, to visit these unusual places of the globe and did not try traditional treats and the cocktails are just impossible. However, it is worth remembering the rules that must be adhered to when traveling to exotic countries, to preserve the health and sometimes life.
The most common practice in overseas hotels – the buffet. Choosing a food, remember the basic rules:
with caution try new products, ask what they’re cooked; Continue reading
The most valuable quality of the human soul – the ability to make art in the most mundane things. A tireless human genius has created a cult of food and his faithful followers – cooks and gourmets. These individuals have dedicated their lives not only to improve culinary arts, but also the search of new sensations from the use of different products. So there were expensive and exquisite dishes, rare components, referred to as delicacies.
Today there are several dozens of the rarest and most valuable products. For the right to possess them or the ability to enjoy their taste, wealthy people pay a lot of money.
What are these products?
• The eggs. The world’s most expensive caviar – Almas (Arab. “the diamond”), also called white. This caviar is produced by the Beluga-albino, approximately once in a hundred years, are exported from Iran, in jars of gold and costs about$ 5,000 per kilogram. Continue reading