The main feature Japanese cuisine, in addition to unique dishes, skilled in laying, where each piece is only ascribed to it by tradition. Often travelers, first time getting into a Japanese high end restaurant, can’t seem to understand that their plate is edible, and that was assumed as a decoration. All recipes, used by the Japanese housewife, very simple, and the products subjected to minimum processing. A striking example is the cooking fish. Most often raw fish beautifully cut into thin slices-the petals and spread on a plate – all the food is ready and you can already bring to the table.
Basic of Japanese dishes are vegetables, seafood and rice.
From traditional Japanese dishes most popular in the world conquered the land. Sushi rolls are stuffed with rice, vegetables and seafood that is wrapped in dried seaweed – nori. Under the influence of cookery Europeans and the Chinese people of Japanese cuisine started to use pork, beef, lamb and poultry dishes. Of course, the most common product at all times for the Japanese was the rice. As a rule, by boiling the rice some salt is added, but to him are served salty or sweet seasoning, hot.
The most characteristic principles of Japanese cuisine is to use only fresh vegetables and seafood, and products from long-term storage, use only Continue reading
Culture, traditions, customs, Israel, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Thailand. Travel company Unique World
Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs . However, Cyprus is today more interested in the events of 20 years ago than those that happened thousands of years ago. The inhabitants of the Northern part of the island adhere to the traditions and culture of their neighbour – Turkey: are Turkish names, prefer Turkish cuisine and are followers of Islam. Since North Cyprus is annexed by Turkey, the entry of tourists is prohibited. In another part of the island prefer the Greek tradition, the Greek cuisine and profess the Orthodox religion.
Cyprus with its long history abounds with various cultural and historical sights. Organization UNESCO has included in its World Heritage List nine Byzantine churches and even a city – Kata Paphos.
For many centuries the culture of Cyprus were formed on the basis of cultural exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa. This happened because of its geographical location. However, the Cyprus traditions and customs have their own charm. They best reflected in the ceremonies and other special events in a person’s life. Continue reading
Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the weirdest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland
Traditional Scottish games consist of events, dances, food and drinks, allowing you to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland
These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the coming of summer.
The naked men festival Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama, Japan
The festival is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
Vegetarian festival, Phuket, Thailand
Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, eating vegetarian food to escape from the epidemic.
Holiday hens, Wayne, Nebraska, USA
Each summer the town celebrates the CSD in a range of activities: dancing with the biggest chickens in the world, roosts for chickens of cement, decorated by local artists, and others.
The celebration of the body of Christ (Corpus Christi), Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
Centuries-old ritual of jumping over children is designed to protect babies from evil spirits.
The Festival Schleicherlaufen, Telfs, Continue reading