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Christmas traditions of different Nations

Want to celebrate the New year in a new, more interesting and more original than ever? It may be wise to use this idea for the customs and traditions of other peoples? Not proceed according to strictly specified rules, do not try to limit the style of one country, connect your imagination and sense of humor, and then the new year’s eve can turn into a night trip around the world.

The Bulgarians, following old traditions, always celebrate New year at home. With the twelfth stroke of the clock all homes for three minutes in darkness: the time of new year’s kiss replacing the toast. “Pause kisses” – the tradition of easy, a great way to avoid tedious and lengthy toasts, the need to write any special words.

The British used to order gifts in the letters addressed to Father Christmas (Father Christmas) that will be burned in the fireplace, and the smoke from the chimney all of these requests go directly to the destination. In the family circle the ceremony of distributing gifts even now often takes place in accordance with ancient tradition by drawing lots.

In Scotland there is a symbolic custom of burning the Old year and the opening of the road for a New: on the eve of setting fire to a barrel of resin and a fun crowd wheeled her through the streets. When the time is approaching twelve, the master of the house silently opens the front Continue reading

Key culinary trends of the season-2010

Molecular cuisine, plus a mix of European and Asian cuisine – culinary trends of the season 2010

Cooking has always been not only an integral part of human life, but also keeps pace with his development. Confirmation of new trends in the preparation and consumption of food. To test your feelings, is not necessarily to go on a Safari in Africa or down the Amazon. Now you can just visit the restaurant and taste some exclusive dishes from the chef. Discerning lovers of gastronomic novelties in the latest culinary trends — now the world is at the peak of popularity in molecular and Euro-Asian cuisine.

Transparent jelly from chilli, tomato jam and gnocchi from liquid feta – this and more you will find in the menu of the restaurant that serves molecular cuisine. Grilled vegetables with goat cheese, Caesar salad with nontraditional ingredients or a risotto with duck – trumps Euro-Asian cuisine. Easy to replace bewilderment from such a menu, no doubt, comes the interest, the appetite appears before the meal, after a short excursus to the original sources.

Molecular cuisine is a product created on the basis of cooking and chemistry, the direction, which appeared about twenty years ago. Pioneers in this area are considered Nicholas Continue reading

Medicinal plants – trees

Quite commonly the medicinal use of mulberry in the folk medicine . Folk medicine uses immature, freshly harvested, water infusion of the fruit of the mulberry or syrup for diarrhea (you can read about the treatment of diarrhea folk remedies ). Moreover, as advised by folk medicine, Mature fruits operate on the person, as a laxative.

The infusion and juice of the fruit of the white and black mulberry is also used as a good expectorant, diuretic and diaphoretic . Recipes of the Caucasus are preparing a syrup of black mulberry, which was used to rinse the throat and mouth, struck by the plagues. Science has long proven that fresh infusions and juice, both white of black mulberry is used as an antiseptic. Antiseptic for preparation of the infusion use two tablespoons of pre-chopped fruit, often black mulberry one Cup of boiling water. Then leave to infuse for four hours, then strain and use four times a day before meals for one-fourth of a Cup. This infusion is used for gargling and mouth.

Traditional medicine Korea applies the mulberry as a medical treatment, prepare an infusion of buds of mulberry collected in winter and used for diseases of the cardiovascular system and obesity.

In Ukrainian folk medicine is widely known for the healing properties Continue reading