National cuisine of Japan, is unlike any kitchen, however, it can be said of any cuisine of the world. National cuisine, it is one of the many attractions of Japan.
The secret of national cuisine is a careful selection of products, attitude products, the beauty of the ritual and eating the food.
Peculiarities of the national cuisine of Japan:
1) the Japanese use mostly fresh and of excellent quality. Products “long term storage” are not used in cooking, it does not apply to sauces and rice.
2) Huge selection of seafood.
3) unlike the cuisine of Asian States, the Japanese tend to keep the original look of the ingredients, especially the taste.
4) there is the Japanese seasonal kitchen, i.e. dishes are cooked according to time of year.
5) the Japanese prefer a meal of a considerable quantity of dishes, with different tastes, but in small portions.
6) unlike other countries in the world, Japanese people use knives and forks, and rely mostly on special sticks, some
meals are eaten with the fingers. Ready meals are served in small slices, it is convenient to take chopsticks, and not have to share. Not to mention ceramic spoon (metal is not used), it is large and deep, that with its help the Japanese eat soups or broth.
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One of the important stages in a person’s life is the wedding, marriage and the beginning of family life. Like any other major event, the wedding is shrouded in various customs and traditions. Customs vary from country to country and social status of the newlyweds, but some of these traditions international. Of course, in wedding customs can not believe it, but to trace the history of their origin is quite interesting.
The exchange of rings
The custom of exchanging rings came to us from very ancient times. Even the ancient Egyptians changed rings and after this ritual became husband and wife. The ring meant a loyalty to each other for life. However, the Egyptians wore the ring on the middle finger of the right hand, so believed that there is a kind of artery of love. In some Asian countries still wear wedding rings on the middle finger.
In many countries there is a custom to beat the dishes at the wedding. This, oddly enough, original Russian custom. On the second day of the wedding beat clay pots to check the chastity of the bride. If the pot was broken into many pieces, so the bride before the wedding was immaculate. The more pieces – the happier they promised to be married.
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Happy New year involve a lot of traditions and rituals.
I would like to draw readers ‘ attention only on the traditional new year symbols of our nation.
Its importance is today particularly relevant. We practically know almost nothing about national symbols, which our ancestors designed the Christmas event. And bow to foreign, in particular Chinese and Japanese, characters.
Later this custom was borrowed by most Protestant German community of Westphalia. This tradition quickly spread throughout Germany and then throughout Western Europe. At first, Christmas trees were placed just in the homes of the wealthy (in addition to the Christmas tree for new year Germany was used also pine, beech and branches of a cherry).
In Russia long enough in polti until the middle of last century, the simple tree houses did not put. It was a privilege of the upper classes, in this way demonstrated their “not servile” origin. This, of course, is not to condemn or deny the very form of the Christmas tree. To get a “green beauty”, it was not so easy.
The prototype of Santa Claus
Most likely the prototype of Santa Claus the Slavs, it’s not the kind grandfather with a bag of gifts, and pretty evil pagan Continue reading