Interesting facts about food. In the Japanese restaurant, you can try a fish dish called “fish ball” (in Japanese, “fugu”). To cook it, the chef must show unprecedented skill. After all, some of the organs of this fish contain a deadly poison. In the nineteenth century, a very unusual dinner was organized: guests were seated at a table inside stuffed dinosaur.
In Canada, there is an old law according to which margarine must differ in color from butter: dairy producers do not want people to buy margarine instead of butter. But it is very important that the color of margarine is not unpleasant to customers and the product remains popular. In the beginning, margarine was colored red, but in the end, they settled on lighter colors, and now the ion has a slightly yellowish color.
Once people fried and ate a piece of mammoth meat that had lain in Siberia in the permafrost for 50,000 years.
The inhabitants of the mountainous regions of Tibet pay for many things (and also pay lamas) with oil made from Yak milk. During the holidays, they make figurines out of this oil, and even drink tea, filling it with the same oil.
In 1983, Berlin police arrested an Australian tramp who was cooking onion soup over an Eternal flame at a monument to war victims.
To cheer up in the morning, it is better to eat an Apple than drink a Cup of coffee. If you have a stuffy nose, eat a large raw onion.
Modern Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing and remain delicious.
In the 18th century, family excursions to a kind of human “zoo” were very popular in France. It was possible to visit the Palace of Versailles and to see how dinner in a specially fenced off part of the dining room of the Royal family. Apparently, there was something special about the behavior of the crowned heads at the table that attracted visitors.
Some people living in Western China put salt in their tea instead of sugar. And if you ask for white tea in China, you will get tea similar to ordinary boiling water.
Plumpudding (plum pudding) – a traditional English dessert that is usually cooked for Christmas. According to an ancient tradition, all family members must at least once stir the dough prepared for the pudding, in which the hostess put a small silver figure. This figure, made in the form of a cradle, a ring, a house, will bring happiness to the one who gets it.
Salmon dishes can be found on the menu of many restaurants, but they are not ordered too often – this fish is expensive. Meanwhile, in the eighteenth century, salmon was so plentiful in the Netherlands that workers demanded that they not be fed this fish more than twice a week.
In Alsace (France), sauerkraut has become almost a symbol of this region. Before putting it on the table, it is recommended to stew it for a while. The time of this operation in the cookbooks is defined as: “Stew the cabbage as long as the Sunday service lasts.”
The ripeness of blueberries is checked by how well they bounce off the floor. If the berry is ripe, it can be dribbled across the floor like a basketball.
The biggest portion of meat served in our restaurants – the camel on the grill. This dish is sometimes served to guests at Bedouin weddings. The camel is stuffed with lamb, the RAM with chicken, the chicken with fish, and the fish with eggs. Enjoy your meal!
Traditionally, Chinese lunch ends with a portion of liquid soup. And all because the baked duck, which is part of the lunch menu, should be free to “float” in the stomach.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat bean dishes before going into outer space, as the gases formed during its digestion can harm the spacesuit.
Saffron and curry are two yellow spices. Saffron is the most expensive spice, it is made from the stamens of dried Crocus. Curry is actually a mixture of seven different spices: black pepper, ginger, cumin, Cayenne pepper, cardamom, coriander and turmeric.
In any country in the world, if you are hungry, you can go to a McDonald’s or other similar institution and eat a hamburger. Some believe that the word “hamburger” comes from the English “ham” (“ham”, “ham”), although in this piece of chopped meat round shape there is no hint of ham. In fact, this word is associated with the name of the German city of Hamburg, where a very popular food was a round, flat chopped cutlet “hamburger steak”. In America, this ” hamburger steak “has become just a”hamburger”.
Ketchup was known as early as the 1830s, but not as a seasoning for hamburgers or fried potatoes. In those days, it was considered a medicine. History is silent about whether this tool was effective.
In Taiwan, there is a small factory that produces plates made from wheat flour, so that at the end of lunch, you can eat the plate itself. Making such disposable dishes is much more pleasant than washing dishes and putting them in their places.
All lovers of white chocolate are informed that you are actually eating a mixture of fats, colors and flavors! White chocolate does not contain a single gram of cocoa bean oil, which makes up milk and dark chocolate.
If, while in China, you want to have a romantic lunch, do not go to the Peking Duck restaurant. The fact is that in this restaurant sometimes 9,000 people dine at the same time and you can hardly find a small cozy table for two. We do not recommend visiting the restaurant “carne Garibaldi” in Mexico: the food will be delivered in 13 seconds, and this may suggest that you need to eat it just as quickly.
Apparently, there are not many animal rights activists in Korea, because the dish “poshintan” – dog meat soup-remains very popular here, despite public protests in other countries. Koreans believe that the one who eats this soup becomes stronger.
Chinese dishes often contain shrimp. Until a few years ago, they were cleaned with bamboo sticks. But at one factory for the production of dried shrimp, the idea came up to call for the help of shrimp dancers. When they were put in a special mold, they crushed the shells of shrimps, and after that it was not difficult to clean them.
It is believed that the Roman emperors sent their slaves high into the mountains solely to bring their masters fresh snow. In those days, snow was an important attribute of feasts, noisy in the magnificent palaces of the emperors.
Not so long ago in Paris, chocolate was in the center of everyone’s attention, and in the most extravagant way. At the exhibition of chocolate products, a fashion show was organized, where all the models dressed up in chocolate clothes. It’s a pity that tasting these outfits was not allowed.
Truffles are a type of mushroom that grows underground. They are found with the help of pigs that smell mushrooms because they contain a substance that is also present in the saliva of male pigs. The same substance is found in human sweat, but we hope that this will not mislead the animals and they will look for truffles, and not chase sweaty mushroom pickers.
Only 5% of all salt produced on Earth gets to our table. The remaining 95% is used in the manufacture of leather, glass, soap and other detergents, preserving meat products, cleaning streets from snow, and so on.
For most people, chocolate is a treat, but, in addition, it causes a state close to the state of love! However, for some animals, such as dogs and parrots, chocolate is a poison, sometimes even deadly.
The custom of serving fish with a slice of lemon originated in the Middle ages. Back then, it was thought that if a person accidentally swallowed a fish bone, the lemon juice would help digest it.
In the seventeenth century, an English General gave a very unusual reception. The fountain that he had in his garden, he turned into a huge tank for a cocktail. 2,500 liters of vodka and 90 liters of lemon juice were poured into the fountain bowl, 650 kilograms of sugar were poured, 25,000 lemons and 2.5 kilograms of nutmeg were added. In the fountain, a servant was floating in a small Shuttle, filling glasses.
The world’s most expensive coffee is produced in Indonesia. Absolutely Mature coffee beans are first allowed to be swallowed by small mammals, and then selected from experiments. The taste of this coffee is very unusual: it is a bit like the taste of caramel.
According to archaeologists, the soup was part of the diet of people for 6000 years before the new era, it was cooked from the bones of a Hippo. The word “soup” comes from the old word “sop”, which meant”a slice of bread spread with fat”.
In Viareggio, a small Italian seaside town, there is an old tradition of throwing a sea stone into a rich ear. This tradition was born by accident: pebbles got stuck in the fishing net and got into the ear with the fish. It’s a good thing they didn’t have to be swallowed!
The ancient Romans loved all sorts of unusual dishes, such as baked mice, pink Flamingo tongues. And Ancient Egypt had its own quirks: there, guests were served at the table by trained baboons specially trained for this work.
At the court of the French king Louis the eleventh, the ladies of high society ate only soup. They believed that chewing movements contribute to the appearance of premature wrinkles on the face.
Once upon a time, the Indians who lived in the southwestern United States ate only the entrails of dead animals. The rest of the meat of hunting trophies was left to wild animals. Later, under the influence of Europeans, the Indians changed their gastronomic preferences.