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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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Waste Recycling (MSW) in Japan

Japan, in principle, can not be called the cleanest country in the world, but overall this country gives the impression of a country, whose citizens diligently, sometimes even jealously observe cleanliness. Maybe it’s in that area of Japan is small and quite populated, densely, which gives its residents the understanding that the neglect of their environment can affect their health. Perhaps this is why the Japanese every inch of its land are treated with love.

Quite a while a basic principle of Japanese life was mass production, and, respectively and an accompanying mass consumption. It is logical that all of this has led to the formation of quite a large amount of waste. This is because most products produced are disposable, or were carried out in disposable packaging.

But the Japanese soon realized that the resources of their territory is not limitless, therefore, further accumulation of solid waste would lead the country to ecological problems. And, quite logically, that the Japanese began to have thoughts and ideas about how you can use the accumulated for many years garbage. The Japanese have invented many ways of processing waste. allows you to use it as secondary raw materials for the production of many things, thereby allowing accumulated:

Environmental problems.

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What is actually eaten in Japan

Throughout Japan, many may be surprised to discover that the Japanese do not eat sushi every day, but in Japanese cuisine, there are many typical Japanese dishes that are definitely worth a try, being in the land of the rising sun.

Ten typical Japanese dishes, far from the stereotype of sushi

Udon (wheat noodles)

Noodles “Udon” is used in soups, as an ingredient in complex dishes and as a separate dish, usually in a liquid sauce, with various spices. Most noodles made from wheat flour, but special types it is prepared from other ingredients, including beans.

Udon is usually served hot, for example, in cake soup-Udon (kake udon), which is made on the basis of Dashi stock, seasoned soy sauce and mirin and green onions sprinkled on top. Also to cake-can add Udon tempura, tofu, fried with sugar, mirin and soy sauce, or fish fingers kamaboko. To taste you can add citime-togarashi.

Soba (buckwheat noodles)

Dish with buckwheat soba noodles. Photo by N ino from Flickr

Soba — the Japanese national dish in the form of a long brown-gray noodles made from buckwheat flour, known since the mid XVI century. Most often served to the table chilled without broth, Continue reading

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