Japanese food, osati – a symbol of the traditional new year’s table. Famous chef Fumio Kondo shows the cooking process is familiar to every Japanese holiday dishes. For him it is a matter of special importance, because every year the Condo chef puts his heart and soul into the preparation of special sets of oseti to deliver them to the table of the family of his deceased mentor of all time foodie, writer Shotaro Ikenami.
The story of oseti
It is believed that the tradition of Christmas treats osati rooted in the Heian period (794-1185), when held in the Palace festival Satie . During the Muromachi period, the population also began to cover the festive table and bring the deity of solenosti. At the same time began to be served and Zoni – soup with rice cake mochi, and other ingredients which vary widely depending on the terrain, and other products that later became traditional for the new year. Since the second half of the Edo period (1603-1868) solenosti for offerings to Shinto gods became soak and cook. Thus began the tradition treats oseti .
Traditional oseti is a set of 4 boxes of OZU . although at present more and more often only three. Each of the boxes contains a seasonal Continue reading
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Chinese food: a delicious tradition
some interesting and simple recipes
Chinese cuisine is not only delicious and healthy, today is the present trend of cooking. And if still to recall that at the meeting of the New year, many have not only chosen an outfit, but the menu will be in accordance with the symbols of the year, which is also “native to China”.
Halloween: day of superstition!
On the eve of all saints Day writer Olga Volodarskaya
In omens I don’t believe. Especially in bad. That is, women with empty buckets and black cats don’t scare me. And some dreams I’m afraid. You know, they are the harbingers of diseases or quarrels. Already checked!
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Residents of Japan life expectancy today came in first place in the world. What is the secret of their longevity? Serious long-term studies conducted by Professor of Kyoto University Yukio Yamori.
Yukio Yamori drew attention to a possible life expectancy with the use of salt, and conducted laboratory studies on rats. All experimental animals, in which food has added salt, were dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease and stroke. In control groups, where animals were fed the same food, but without salt, such cases are almost not there.
After that, Amari investigated the diet of the inhabitants of the country.The highest life expectancy of the population of Okinawa. It is believed that this is due to a very well balanced combination in the diet of pork and fish, a large proportion of algae and legumes, and, again, a low salt intake. Life expectancy of the Okinawans is only slightly inferior to the inhabitants of Kyoto Prefecture. In their diet lots of fresh vegetables. Very typical and popular dishes of obanzai is a mixture of minced local vegetables, the more kinds the better. On the other hand, the inhabitants of the Tohoku region – the northeast of Honshu island, life expectancy is considerably less than the Okinawans. Continue reading