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
Potato recipes from unusual ingredients
Everyone wants diversity, including in food, often want to try some new, exotic dish. Of course this article is about unusual range of dishes, recipes from potatoes. To include exotic dishes prepared on the principle of “combination of incongruous”, that is, using ingredients that are opposite in their taste properties. But the recipe of the potatoes to create a dish which differs delicate taste and will delight gourmets.
Many nutrients, which are rich in potatoes (vitamins C, P, etc.), during prolonged storage are lost, some, razrushaetsya in the process of cooking. And we’re interested not only in complexity of the recipe, but in its usefulness. View our selection of unusual recipes for potatoes that will give you the pleasure of taste and good for the body!
Recipe chicken with pineapple and baby potatoes
You will need: 800 g of young potatoes, 400 g breast of chicken, 100 ml pineapple juice, 1 mango (optional or you can substitute peach/ apricot/ nectarine/papaya),1 tbsp vegetable/ olive oil, 1 tsp of curry powder. ground pepper, salt. Continue reading
Tastes change is difficult and sometimes even impossible, when the issue is not about exotic dishes or dishes without which you can not do, and about the most-the most that neither is casual.
That this soup will be even remotely transparent, to forget. It is clear, of course, will not, as there are clear soups. And although we do not focus on the soup, some of its features (opacity, for example) will show up in the finished dish. But it is inevitable if we are to have the result that I want to get – not just “vegetarian soup” and “soup with meat”. If some of the vegetables and the beans to blend, but just from the broth to remove the taste of the soup of the future will be less expressive and rich. So it’s up to you.
Pureromance beans causes on the surface of the soup small foam. It should, as far as possible, be removed, though to remove completely the foam will still fail. But it should not be confused. Subsequently, due to the seasoning of the soup, the foam is completely dissolved. Continue reading