Key culinary trends of the season-2010
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Presentation of the Japanese holidays

In Japan celebrates 14 public holidays, on each day off. In addition to these, there are many holidays in one culture of the country came recently, others for several thousand years. By the way, in Japan it is not customary to congratulate with holidays.Porridge, according to popular belief, fill the body force for a year. The reason for the congratulations can only be a personal achievement or the success of graduating high school, for example, or the birth of a child. Samples – the Holidays of Japan presentation To all “personal” holidays is to give gifts.Usually celebrated for 5 days from December 30 to January 3.Sleep is considered to lie only in the night of 2nd / 3rd January. A surprise also on the last day of the outgoing year and the summer festival of Bon. The Japanese are a practical people, because most of to each other give useful things towels, soap, food, exotic fruit. The gift should not be too “personal”. More will be valued not the gift itself, and its beautiful packaging. In the presence of the giver to open my presents − these could inadvertently hurt him.August 15 in Japan August − Day of remembrance of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Furthermore, gifts cannot be refused. July 1 open July climbing season on September 15 is celebrated Continue reading

Christmas traditions

This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when On-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.

Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For example, HAMAMI. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or TAKARABUNE. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune.

Very popular talisman for good luck — CANADA (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase the visitors of the stores is given as a traditional gift animal figure is a symbol of the coming year.

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The strange (and terrible) food in the world

Most of us are not considering seriously the possibility to get poisoned and die right at lunch time, but for those who dare to eat fugu, this possibility is quite real. Fugu is a Japanese fish that contains enough poison to kill 30 people at once. The chefs who prepared this expensive Japanese delicacy, you first have to go through years of training. No matter whether cooking this fish on the grill, stewed or served in thin sashimi, any tiny mistake during the cooking process automatically means a fatal outcome for someone who will eat the finished dish. If you are willing to risk and to try the deadly delicacy, go to Japan from October to March, the season of fugu.

Fried spiders – Cambodia

Try this exotic dish can be anywhere in the territory of Cambodia, but specializes in fried spiders in the town of Skuon here: creepy creatures fried in oil with garlic so that they become crispy on the outside and soft, gooey inside. The tradition of frying spiders and eat them probably began in the era of the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge, when villagers had to seek alternative sources of food. Spiders often sell them to tourists who walk around the city and want to eat on the go. Fried spiders – not only a rich source of protein, but, according Continue reading