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Use cinnamon in cooking

Cinnamon has a pleasant, sustainable and sweetish taste. It is sold in the form of whole sticks are from the bark or ground.

The scope of its use in cooking is quite extensive. Cinnamon is used for cooking first, second, desserts and both hot and cold. Especially it is often added to various confections.

Cinnamon disinfects wonderful products infected with E. coli, so it is recommended to add to perishable meals, and fresh juices.

Cinnamon in Chinese cooking

The flavor of Chinese cinnamon and sweet at the same time pungent and astringent. This spice is used mainly in confectionery and baking bakery products. It is also well suited to the sweet, including savory, dishes. It is added to puddings, mousse, jelly, cheese pasta, sweet rice. Perfectly combined Chinese cinnamon in sweet dishes with fruits (particularly cherries, apples, quinces, pears) and vegetables, rice and corn. In modern Western cuisine it is often added to different types of fruit salads, soups.

Chinese cinnamon in the cuisine of many Nations is used in meat and poultry. For example, in the kitchen of the peoples of Transcaucasia and Central Asia it is added to hot and cold dishes from lamb, chicken and Turkey. In South-East Asia with its help ennoble the taste of fatty pork.

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Southeast Asia to Russian

We continue our series on where Russians can travel without obtaining a visa. We have to get together and fly! In past issues we told you where to go without visa to America and what are visa free countries in Europe for the Russians in 2012 and 2013 .

In all the countries of South-East Asia’s well-developed tourism. Exotic nature, sacred places and unique sights attract tourists from all over the world. Local identity, national identity of Asian countries leave no one indifferent. Recently become more and more popular tours in Asian countries without visa requirements for Russian citizens. This simplifies the transfer and gives the tourists the great opportunity to visit unique and exotic places. Currently the visa-free countries of South-East Asia to Russia in 2011, 2012 and the following years: Sri Lanka, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Chinese tropical island of Hainan. In order to decide where you can go to Southeast Asia without a visa for Russians, it is necessary to collect background information about these countries. What we did:

Sri Lanka is a small island. From the equator it is separated 800 km in Sri Lanka collect the excellent Continue reading

Tea traditions of different countries

China

It is considered that drinking tea began in the territory of the modern Chinese province of Sichuan (Four streams). According to historians, the tradition of drinking tea goes back more than two thousand years. Mentions tea meet since the epoch of Spring and Autumn (VIII-V C. BC), but works devoted to the art of tea and tea, appear much later. For a long time, tea was a privilege of emperors and the upper class, but later (XIV-XVII centuries) spread among all segments of the population.

The consumption of tea in China long ago developed into a real art of the tea ceremony kung fu cha. This ceremony consists of several stages that help to enjoy all the richness of taste, aroma and useful properties of tea. Special attention is paid in China to the emotional state of a person when he proceeds to the tea ceremony. The process of preparation and consumption of tea beverages must free from worries, to clear the mind, lead to a state of clarity and calmness.

Tea culture of China for centuries, was maintained by the special construction of the tea houses and pavilions, fabrication of tea ware, the tea breeding of new varieties and ways of cooking, and also literary works dedicated to tea (Lu Yu – the classic of tea, Hui Tsung Continue reading

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