Usually any article of food causes salivation rampant and inevitable trip to the fridge in search of “something”. I’m sure that today you into the kitchen not going. Today the talk is about the strangest dishes in the world. For those countries where they were invented, it can be quite normal food, even a delicacy. You’ve probably heard about the dishes of their monkey brains, fried Scorpions, a bear’s paw, rotten fish and similar “delicacies”. We wouldn’t come to cook this dish in his kitchen, but, drat, eat, and praising…. What can you offer hospitable hosts from the “special dishes”?
Skates on sticks
No, not the lollies in the shape of sea horses, like our “males”. It’s a Chinese delicacy – fried seahorses on a wooden skewer. The range can offer even grasshoppers or Scorpions – delicacies for any taste!
This Japanese delicacy. And this is not wasps encroach on sweet sticky cookie dough. This is a specially prepared dessert, for which OS is pre-boiled in boiling water, dried and added to the dough. A pack of those biscuits is not expensive – less than a hundred rubles. I wonder how the chef copes with the wasps before they get into hot water? Continue reading
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