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
Traditions and customs of Japan
The population of Japan (125 million) and 99.4% Japanese, and Koreans, Ainu, etc. nationality.
The official language is Japanese. Also a widespread knowledge of English and Chinese languages. Writing is about 5000 characters (kanji).
Japanese language and writing
The Japanese language has always been an important part of Japanese culture. The majority of the population speaks Japanese. The Japanese language is one of the most difficult to study. Some of the words in the Russian language were taken from the Japanese language, such as tsunami, sushi, karaoke, samurai.
One of the earliest forms of theatre became the theatre but (“talent, skills”) that developed in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the actors played in masks and luxurious costumes. In the XVII century formed one of the most famous kinds of Japanese traditional theater — Kabuki (“song, dance, skill”), the actors of this theatre were men, their faces were disguised in a complicated way.
What do you think of when you hear “Asian kitchen”? Sure about Japanese sushi and Chinese dim sum or rolls-Sami? It is signs of Japanese and Chinese restaurants abound in the streets of European cities. But actually, in Japan, for example, in honor of kitchen of her neighbor – Korea. And in Russia, if you try, you can find authentic Korean restaurants, but, especially considering that many of the dishes are based on specific local ingredients that must be fresh, it is better to meet you, and if you will taste, savor Korean cuisine at her home. So, what, where and why to try, once in South Korea.
A lot of spices, seasonings and sauces! Therefore, Korean cuisine is spicy, sometimes very spicy. In addition to red pepper to traditional condiments include a paste of soy beans, which many nutritionists give a truly healing properties, and soy sauce.
What to try:
One such sharp and it is very popular in Korea dishes-kimchi ( kimchi ) – a salad of pickled Chinese cabbage, generously seasoned with red pepper. onions. garlic and ginger. This simple dish is so popular in Korea that, according to some local residents, it is eaten for Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Of the meat dishes Koreans prefer the dish called “bulgogi” Continue reading