China is known worldwide for its odd tastes and unusual dishes that use a variety of creatures and completely inedible, at first glance, products. However, Chinese cuisine has become popular in many Western countries – in the USA has spread to so-called “woks” (Chinese noodles with vegetables and different sauces). But one thing noodles, and the other monkey brains, fried rat or wine from mice. Chinese tradition of use for food all living things can be explained, because it has long been one of the most populated countries in the world, and many people need more food. So many products that other Nations do not perceive the quality of food, the Chinese use without a doubt. This issue is particularly important today, when the population is constantly growing, and fertile land and places with favorable environmental conditions is very small.
Chinese scientists recently stated that it is foolish to disdain the cockroaches, because it is a good protein food – so soon the Chinese company for the production of food will supply the paste of these insects. They promise that the taste of this “delicacy” will remind taste the best shrimp. Continue reading
Psychology in the plate
All things are not expedient, that in the mouth got, the saying goes. And that is true, especially if that “something” gets into your mouth by itself without your participation. But often happens anyway, when we absorb what in our culture is not accepted… Although, if in other places are eating something that we think is disgusting, do you need to overcome your squeamishness and try such culinary delights?
Among the exotic treats include, for example, wine from a lynx or a bear. Yes, it happens sometimes. Fans of something “unexpected” manage to partake of drinks from the most bizarre ingredients, often of animal origin. Compared with such delicacies tincture of the serpent seems childish lemonade.
By the way, about snakes. Psychologists have long told the world that the fear of snakes inspire the child to his parents, who themselves are afraid of these snakes. But in some cultures, the snake one is able to prepare a complete meal. And the soup, Meat and two… snake, say, in the prepared state are nearly impossible to distinguish from our usual white meat. And skin does turn into a kind of chips. Continue reading
The habit they seem to be edible, some are toxic, smelly and may even cause death. I do not recommend reading impressionable, pregnant and dinner (eating and eating) citizens. This is the case when the language does not turn to wish Bon appetit!
1. Chukotka and Greenland: the harp seal, stuffed seagulls
Northern dish civic is among the festive dishes of the eskimo food. It is made by decay in the permafrost. The recipe can cause a gag reflex: in gutted and headless seals fit 400 untreated sea birds — guillemots, “dish” bacon is sealed and placed in the ground under the press for a period from three months to a year and a half. On holiday, usually at Christmas, rotten corpse seal get out of the pit, take out the last fermentation of poultry carcasses, pluck and eat them raw. They say that the taste of celiac similar to a very old and pungent cheese.
2. Sardinia: cheese with maggots
Cheese with cheese fly larvae — a signature dish on the Italian island of Sardinia. Continue reading