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 delicious squid salad
Today, all culinary have information that is useful to each housewife. This is all you will need for the whole family, so the food was not only tasty but also healthy. And what for today the most useful food? Of course, seafood.
It is said that the inhabitants of the Mediterranean are a healthy and have long years of life. But sometimes we need food not only for the health, especially when it is time holidays: new year or someone’s birthday. Here come to the aid of each craftsman tasty salads of squid . fresh cucumbers, a variety of recipes Mimosa, Olivier, crab sticks, and the famous Caesar salad and many other superb recipes of delicious dishes. Many cooks prefer to cook their masterpieces home (gotovim doma), where they feel confident and independently, where each plate native and nothing distracts from work.
Every citizen of Russia and Ukraine knows that shrimp, octopus, mussels and many other marine creatures, the most consumed by residents of coastal villages and towns. But today the markets of each city is filled with a wide assortment of the goods and any dish whether it be shrimp or fennel . you can prepare different recipes at home.
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The highest number of exotic dishes, of course, Asia. It seems that there can be prepared in literally everything! For example, in some countries of South-East Asia can offer to try a very rare and expensive snake wine . To prepare snakes or entirely placed in an alcoholic drink (grain alcohol or rice wine), and then incubated it for a while, or rip out the snakes belly and mixed their blood with alcohol immediately before use. Under the influence of alcohol snake venom loses its harmful properties.
Another dish that is extremely unattractive in the eyes of Europeans, this “century-old” eggs . This Chinese delicacy is a eggs that are coated with a special mixture and leave it “up” until it is ready (from one month to two or three). Protein ready “centennial” egg becomes translucent and thick, and the hardened yolk color closer to dark green. Eat them as a separate snack, or added to tofu, rice or other dishes.
And in China, you can try tuntszyan – eggs boiled in the urine of boys who have not reached puberty. The Chinese believe that such eggs have certain healing properties, Continue reading