One reason for the longevity of the Japanese is their traditional, harmoniously composed diet. In Japanese cuisine is a very important principle of seasonality, which consists in selecting the components such that they reflect the current season, according to the concept of shun (seasonality) – when the fish, fruit and vegetables are most nutrient dense – about 10 days a year.
Japanese cuisine – it is a special art to create still life on the plate, the ability to arrange and present the dish.
Numerous national dishes prepared from seafood: shellfish, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, marine algae, including seaweed.
Widespread in Japan have received, and legumes (tofu and miso). Tofu – it bean cheese, consisting of soya protein and in appearance resembling cottage cheese. The Japanese prefer to eat it for Breakfast. Miso viscous mass, which is prepared from soybeans, for which first grind them, and brew for fermentation yeast is added. Miso is the base for various soups.
For preparation of the second dishes, the Japanese use fish in different forms (raw, sliced, fried, stewed and boiled), pasta. Very popular rice cakes (mochi), cakes, norimaki made from rice dough with small slices of raw fish wrapped in dried seaweed.
The history of sushi is only 1300 years old. Sushi, in the form in which we know Continue reading
All Nations around the world has its own traditions, including the wedding, we selected a list of the strangest, and sometimes unpleasant and wedding traditions. And first place is, in our opinion very understandable and familiar to the tradition, white wedding dress, but in the middle ages, white dress on a woman signified mourning.
1. White dress
Despite the fact that for the Westerners, the white wedding dress – this is a tradition for most of the world, to wear a white dress to a wedding sounds kind of weird. In most countries, the bridesmaid dress is very colorful and variegated. And why are Westerners so limit your choice? It is believed that Queen Victoria began the tradition in 1840, the year when she wore a white dress to her wedding with Prince albert. At the time, it was very controversial because the white color was associated with mourning.
2. Full beauty
Beauty – the concept is so relative that in Mauritania it is believed that the woman will never marry, if she is skinny. Therefore, for the sake of a happy future for their daughters, mothers since the birth of their raskarmlivayut forcibly.
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Modern Myanmar is inhabited by over a hundred Nations and tribes. Among them was Mona, and Shana, and ranks, and Karen and Kaya.
Perhaps one of the most interesting tribes in South – East Asia is the Enga tribe in Myanmar.
The Enga tribes are animists, still one of the few tribes. which retain a primitive life. The tribe lives high in the Shan mountains, they dress in black clothes samotkanye. Worship spirits, animals, plants that live in thatched houses with a fireplace in the middle of the room. The main occupation of the tribe ang is the cultivation of cotton and groundnuts.
They are afraid of the spirit of water, so settle far from rivers and lakes and rarely washed, and the water tribe had constructed a large water pipe made of bamboo.
The people of this tribe, though not aggressive, but not friendly. Children are considered alien, as the savages are running around with toys ( mochito, slingshots. poles) and extend the hand of friendship ( without emotion). when you’re buying them sweets. These tribes can be reached, receiving special permission from the government of Burma.
Akka Tribe. This is a more civilized tribe (nation), although he lives without electricity in thatched houses, are the richest tribe in Shan state. The main occupation is the cultivation of opium. For the tribe Accounts are characterized Continue reading