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…

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Customs and traditions of Lezgian (with pictures)
Along with Islam in the Lezgin culture preserved the elements of pagan beliefs. To this day in the life of the Lezgian show a remarkable phenomena and items, customs and…

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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

Table Setting in a Japanese style. Photos, ideas and tips

Sushi bars and Japanese restaurants flooded European cities, and all sorts of Japanese dishes appeared on the menus of many cafés and food delivery services at home. More and more people are imbued with Eastern traditions and culture, but limited to whether the diversity of dietary habits of the Japanese people eating with chopsticks chopsticks sake, rice and seafood? Of course, no. Japanese tradition is extensive, multifaceted and very complicated, for almost every actions has its own rules, they define what should be the dining table, how to sit, how to hold the sticks, what and in what order is, what utensils to serve a particular dish and what dishes will suit any guest.

Perhaps, like serving seem prudish. However, despite this attention to detail, is appreciated in Japan the beauty of contrasts. For example, the tables can get dishes of various sizes and geometric shapes. The apparent asymmetry of square serving dishes goes well with round, deep with flat, low and high. All must be harmony and balance, so the dishes and food on it should be placed in a certain way, so, I put a square plate diamond design, and complement round bowls. Following the same logic, treats rounded served on square plates and rectangular trays.

Nothing is more appreciated in serving Japanese buffet, as the beauty of empty space. Continue reading

Japanese new year tradition

Speaking of Japanese traditions, you have to keep in mind that the Japanese did not go systems around the clock and do not honor the national historical values. Although honor! I like that you always have the choice of style in almost any situation: a cabin on a passenger ferry from South to North can be European-style (bed) or Japanese (tatami and futon), tea at the restaurant – black English or any Japanese, as is the case with the interiors, toys, kitchenware – practically with everything. In this case, if we take, for example, a large firm, which is engaged in any conservative activity, or major holiday – there will likely prefer a traditional Japanese style of etiquette, customs and gifts. And no one will confuse what is European and what is Japanese.

The tradition of presenting Christmas gifts is also two immiscible stream: “Christmas gift” and the traditional Japanese greetings. Caps of Santa Claus boots with sweets – this in bulk, but always and everywhere there will be the opportunity to sign Japanese postcard, as expected, and to choose befitting etiquette, Japanese gift. I have no Japanese hangouts (sounds crazy, but such a life is also possible), so I never received nor sent such greetings myself, so may not know Continue reading

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…

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Traditions of South Korea
In Korea it is customary respect for elders. Accordingly, to speak to all people you encounter in certain situations, it is necessary, depending on their social status, using a rather…

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