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
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
Of course, a clear definition of exotic countries there can be. After all, the exoticism of the country largely is determined individually, depending on where the traveler lives and where he has already been. Someone and neighboring Crimea is not worse than any of the exotics, and someone who winces even at the sight of the most exotic Islands: “Oh, boring, I have already seen this…”.
But for ordinary tourists exotic is considered to be all that far away, unusual unlike anything seen before.
For Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians exotic – it’s New Zealand. Australia, Africa (except for the highly touted and hugely popular Egypt), Thailand, Maldives, Seychelles, Canary Islands, India, Tibet, Brazil, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, America and Canada can also enter in this list. After all, these countries for us citizens, so distant and strange.
But for the avid traveler from North America, this exotic will be Ukraine or Russia. By the way, there are many people still firmly believe that in Moscow there are bears with vodka and balalaika. Balalaika I, admittedly, none just like that on the street have not seen, but young people with vodka and a guitar on the benches in the yards we can meet often. Continue reading