My first acquaintance with a combination of beans and rice took place in Brazil – I was frankly surprised when at lunch we were served boiled rice and a sauce of red beans with tomato paste. Wincing, I first ate cautiously, but then got a taste of the case and at the end of the trip already enjoyed this unusual side dish with pleasure, promising myself that home will be sure to cook. The promise I kept – not sure why. A few days ago on containig the Internet came across the description of American cuisine – “Jumping John”. You know, one name that requires to cook – not to mention the fact that the basis is all the same combination of rice and beans.
So sonorous and original name of the dish, alas, is not associated with any distinct interesting legend. Nobody knows exactly where “Jumping John”. They say that the dish originated with the Senegalese and Nigerian Muslims, who prepared it with beef jerky. They say that all the fault of the blacks – it is they who in the days of slavery in the United States has circulated and popularized rice and beans. The truth now, I’m afraid we’ll never know, but one thing is certain: it is delicious, simple and nutritious.
There is a tradition according to which “Jumping John” must have the 1st January – this will bring good luck. The dish is Packed full of symbolism – the bean is responsible for coins Continue reading
The most expensive dishes in the world
It seemed that nothing can amaze in terms of food, but there it was. Chefs in many renowned restaurants strive to come up with a more expensive dish in order to surprise the gourmets and restaurant critics. The price of these culinary masterpieces ranges from 1000$ to 14,500$.
1. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata . Frittata is a traditional Italian omelet. In this case it is served with whole lobster and 300 grams of caviar, and what makes it so expensive, the price of this Frittata is$ 1,000. To eat this dish in the restaurant Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in new York.
2. Pizza Louis XIII . The pizza, the price of 12,000$, is the signature dish Renato viola, an Italian chef. This pizza is cooked directly in the client, you can see how thin dough is laid out freshest seafood stuffing, such as: shrimp, lobster meat, lobster, pizza laid out three types of caviar, as cheese is the best kind of mozzarella is Buffalo. As the spices and seasonings used exclusively Australian pink salt mined in the valley of the Murray river.
3. Sushi Del Oriente . This culinary masterpiece is a total of four sushi nigiri, but not the amount of sushi makes it so expensive. Special Continue reading
TOP 10 most expensive dishes in the world
Luxurious life is something that throughout his life, everyone seeks for. Expensive cars, huge houses and wear the most expensive brands – these are the first associations that come to mind at the mention of the word “luxury”. However, some rich people send their extraordinary costs and on another area, such as food. They can spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars just for one dish, which can sometimes seem quite simple to prepare. Below, you’ll see a list of the most expensive dishes in the world.
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate – $18,713
Who among us hasn’t wanted to enjoy a beautiful dessert after you have eaten a hot dog? And when the rich eat the most expensive hot dog, only the most expensive and delicious dessert can satisfy their thirst for sweets. Just such a dessert was found at the Serendipity café in new York. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate dessert is made from Swiss 5 grams of edible gold (24 carat) and is served in a tall glass on a stem, which is coated inside with a layer of edible gold. Also the recipe includes a frozen hot chocolate blend, which includes 14 rare and secret varieties of cocoa from Africa and South America, all decorated with whipped cream, covered with thin layer of edible gold on top of which Continue reading