The most delicious dishes of Sicily.
To visit Italy, probably wants any lover of travel and adventure. At least, rest in Italy is very popular. Which is not surprising, in this country you can swim, ride the rides, see many sights, but after all these tiring activities, visit the small cafes and enjoy authentic Italian food. Of course, the most famous Italian dishes are pizza and spaghetti. But every city can boast, and some special culinary delights.
If you visit Sicily, you certainly will not be disappointed by the skill of local chefs. Especially appeal here to fans of fish and seafood. Still, all sides of the island bordered by the Mediterranean sea, which round the year supplies to the table of the inhabitants of Sicily the freshest ingredients.
So, where should we start exploring the local cuisine? Perhaps best to start with the classic spaghetti. Of course, there are dozens and hundreds of species of this dish, but especially well with Sicilian craftsmen turn out such dishes as “alla palermitana”, the “pasta con la mollica” and “con i ricci”. The first of these dishes – spaghetti that are seasoned with special local spices, Continue reading
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
How fast boil beets, to become soft
Boil the beets can be much faster than we used to think
Boiled beets – a product that comes in many delicious and healthy dishes. However, Housewives do not like to mess around with beets, because the process of cooking sometimes extends for a long time. And here’s how to quickly boil the beets, giving it the necessary softness in just 15-40 minutes instead of the usual several hours of cooking? Will help simple recipes.
Cook beet on a gas stove in a pan
Few people know that there is a quick way of cooking beets on the stovetop, which saves time. To quickly cook beets for salad, prepare it for cooking.
Rinse the beets under running cold water, if necessary, even properly wipe soiled areas with a brush. Do not delete with root tails and eyes that cut-through is not leaking juice.
Roots pour normal cold water, bring quickly to a boil over high heat. Good when the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to moderate, cook for another half hour.
The boiling water immediately, drain, and pan with the beets, place under cold running water for 10 minutes. Then close the valve, wait five minutes, and then try the beets with a toothpick. If it enters the beet easily – so, the root crop is ready. If necessary, boil for another ten minutes and again under cold Continue reading