For four years I dreamed of you, and eat you now.
In South West Spain in an area called Extremadura pigs producing the best quality and the most expensive ham in the world, the Iberian.
Pigs are grown on small private farms in natural conditions, turning the chicken tamanoyu may say “Free Range” pigs.
Pigs gain weight quickly, and already after the first year of each pig costs about $ 200. Over the next year, their weight will be doubled, and the cost three times.
Not a small part of the Spanish peasants in Extremadura survive by breeding pigs. A pig is an animal which gives much to humans. But times are changing. In previous years Spanish farmer earned on breeding pigs up to 30 thousand dollars a year and it was good money for this area, as life here is not expensive. In recent times the earnings dropped more than twice. Companies purchasing pigs drastically reduced the purchase price.
Extremadura on one of the last places on the level of income among cities in Spain and Western Europe. Continue reading
People of the East eat such exotic and, at first glance, inedible dishes that sometimes the Europeans chills with only one form of exquisite delicacy. And really, the most exotic dishes of the world can be dangerous, and even detrimental to health.
Fugu is a traditional meal of real samurai
Near the shores of Japan lives a poisonous puffer fish. It is often called habraham because of her frightening appearance. She looks like an inflated rubber ball bristling with sharp needles. In addition to deterring the appearance of this inhabitant of the ocean carries so much poison that you can poison about 40 people.
However, this very expensive delicacy offered in many Japanese restaurants. To cook it, not everyone can cook, but only with a special licence to cook this fish.
All internal organs of the puffer fish contain a large amount of nerve poison tetrodotoxin. It is believed that in small doses it is beneficial for health. Maybe that’s why the ancient samurai ate this fish.
The danger is not only the use of such exotic foods, but the cooking process. One wrong move chef, and poison entering the tiny cut on his hand can take the life of a mountain specialist. The solace is that death from fugu fish in Japonistyka very decent. Continue reading
Each country has traditional food in England is fish and chips, Spanish paella, Italy is lasagna. However, in some countries, people indulge in much more unusual delicacies. Take a look at the list of the strangest foods in the world.
This national Scottish dish made from lamb offal – liver, heart and lungs. Offal is mixed with chopped onion, lard, salt and spices and boiled in a sheep’s stomach on slow fire for about three hours. Modern Haggis, however, is prepared in a sausage casing, and not this stomach.
The penis of a Yak
Chinese delicacy also known as “Dragon in the flame of desire”. It, for example, you can try the restaurant “Guolizhuang” in Beijing, which is famous for dishes from other animal penises and testicles. It is considered, what exactly this dish is very good impact on the skin. Well…
Sandwich with brains
In General, it’s a regular sandwich with thinly sliced pieces of fried veal brains. Long before the era of mad cow disease, a similar sandwich was more than a popular dish in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, although the sandwich that still can be enjoyed in restaurants in the Ohio valley. Continue reading
Traditional dishes of the Dominican Republic are:
thick soup “Asopao” with rice, meat and vegetables;
mouth-watering stew “Bandera” from beans, meat, rice and fried bananas;
meat with vegetables “Pastele N. AHAs” baked in banana leaves;
roast pork called “puerco-EN-Puja”;
the world-famous stew “sancocho” of meat and vegetables; pork, fried bananas on the grill; chicken with vegetables and spices;
and one of the most exotic dishes of the cuisine of the Dominican Republic – the whole carcass of a pig stewed in the pit.
The side dish in the cuisine of Dominican Republic is not inferior to the basic food types: beans and red rice with different spices; mashed bananas with onions; fried slices of bananas “tostones”, as well as a variety of salads, vegetables and exotic fruits are served on flatbread “Kasab” from cassava, which are an integral part of any meal in the Dominican kitchen. Continue reading
About crickets, caterpillars, ants, larvae, bees, bedbugs, Scorpions, tarantulas and grasshoppers, was not considered necessary to describe in detail, can only hold nasty statistics:
It is estimated that over the lifetime of an individual, regardless of his desire eats about 500 grams of insects. For example, with bread. This flour beetles, mealworms, which can sometimes be found in a piece of bread in the form of a solid dark pieces. Processed worms are sure to be in jams and preserves, tomato paste or ketchup… In 100 g of dried insects contains from 37 to 60 g of protein and 4 to 33 g of fat. For comparison, in 100 g. beef contains only 27,4 g protein. The content of calcium and phosphorus in insects is similar to duck eggs.
Well and now actually, the dishes.
Earlier in Paraguay meat rats ate mostly in small villages, but now this fashion has spread across the country. The truth is rats now often replace Guinea pigs, claiming that their meat is not inferior to its healthy properties, and taste even sweeter. Continue reading