The cherry blossoms in Japan
The sky to the ground Joined plexus in a shaky — Influx in sea fog Penetrated the flowering crown Sakura mountain. Culture holidays in Japan are very interesting, sometimes even…

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Traditions of the New year in Japan
Japan is known for its abundance of tradition, here and new year's holidays was not an exception. Want to know what are the traditions of New year in Japan happened…

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Japan: the national cuisine of Japan

Japanese cuisine is one of the most original and unique in the world. Japanese food is very simple, thermal processing is minimal, and maximum attention is paid to the preservation of the natural appearance and taste of the product. Often the preparation is as simple as cutting the product, without any processing, mixing in one dish large number of ingredients also. Another feature characteristic of the ritualism of the process of absorption of food – not only that, the menu is bound to vary depending on the time of year and the abundance of rules of conduct at the table and handling the units are usually baffled most Europeans.

The basis of Japanese cuisine – fried rice, which is absolutely not salted, but is accompanied by various sauces and condiments. It is served in a separate bowl, almost all dishes as a garnish, and is often used as an independent meal, varying the taste by using spices. The most popular dish of rice, no doubt, “sushi” (“sushi”) – rice balls-rolls with different fillings (over 200 species), and rice balls “onigiri” or rice cakes “mochi”. Not less popular rice a special kind of noodle made from buckwheat flour – “soba” (“sobo”), which serves both cold and hot, fried and boiled in broth and with vegetables. Continue reading

Food of the world: a ranking of the most popular culinary traditions

Sooner or later, but each of us begins to understand that culinary preferences do not always bring health benefits. Almost all of the traditional culinary world with a rich history. And it’s safe to call them useful, otherwise they would not have lived to our days. Forbes magazine tried to select from a huge number of useful kitchens most outstanding.

Recognized as the healthy cuisine of Japan, where obesity affects only about 1.5% of the nation, whereas the average age of life is 82 years.

Each of us sooner or later comes to the realization that food should be not only tasty and hearty, but healthy. With a lack of knowledge in this area is a threat to dive in and learn all kinds of power systems, properties of products and sophisticated recipes, all the more so in our information age it is available to everyone.

But there is another way, safer and more enjoyable – the study of the principles of traditional dishes. Almost all traditional cuisine with a rich history can safely be called useful, because otherwise they would not have lived to our days.

Note that this rating is based on the health indicators and life expectancy of the modern population, and they are affected not only food, but also lifestyle and, to some Continue reading

5 amazing cities, built from scratch in the twenty-first century

Not only the 20th century was marked by massive building of cities and sites in the 21st century, the process continues, showing the world the young, sometimes wonderful city. We present to your attention five of the most incredible cities constructed in the 21st century.

1. Songdo in South Korea

The city, which is the area of economic freedom considered to be the first in the history of mankind “smart” large settlement. This city, showing how life depends on new and advanced technologies, began at the turn of the new Millennium. The city’s location is designed to make it maximum comfortable for the contemporary society and business development. There are a lot of parks, boulevards, bike paths and stations for charging electric vehicles – what is not a dream?

Each resident of Songdo has smart card that allows you to use all the features of the city. So, thanks to a smart card for free use of public transport, the Internet generation “Next”, to take to bikes, going to the shops and restaurants. Here the implemented pneumatic garbage collection, a unique water system, “smart” heat and power plant.

2. The Olympic village in Krasnaya Polyana on the territory of the Russian Federation

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New year traditions and customs of some countries of the world - Holidays and greetings
The inhabitants of many continents celebrate the beginning of the New year in accordance with their national traditions. The Russians traditionally celebrate the holiday house at the holiday table, arrange…

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Wedding traditions from different corners of the Earth. Discussion on LiveInternet - Russian Service Online Diaries
We all know that throughout the world there are unique wedding traditions and customs. Actually very interesting to see how the wedding is celebrated, for example, in Morocco or Macau.…

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