New year in Britain can hardly be called a major holiday. Entire stock of holiday energy exhausted on Christmas day and Boxing day, and only in Scotland, New year is celebrated with a traditional scope.
Usually when people talk about New year in Scotland, just mention burning a barrel of tar – a symbol of liberation from the failures and all the bad that occurred last year. However, the Scottish new year traditions more than all European countries combined. New year in Scots – holiday Hogmanay with strong pagan roots.
His main attribute is fire, so the Scots dispersed Christmas sadness and evil spirits kilometers torchlight processions, giant bonfires and indispensable fire in home fireplaces.
The most spectacular sight –the rotation of the fireballs in the pitch darkness men in kilts to the accompaniment of bagpipes rotate above their heads something like a huge burning balls. In the darkness, visible only flying by themselves fiery sphere.
And in Scotland hundreds of dedicated citizens splashing in the waters of the Fort, thousands of Scots and tourists Kaylee dancing, singing hogmanays “the Days are long past” on the poems of Robert burns, and between the singing hug and kiss each other – thousands of friends and strangers from Continue reading
As you know, the salad is a cold dish that is prepared from vegetable mixture, mushrooms, beans, fruits and different greens. Usually salads dressed with the standard sauces. sunflower and olive oils, lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt without additives. As for cooking time, the salad is done immediately before use or a few hours before.
Salads are not considered a full meal, this quick snack. So, the ancient Romans with grilled meat often made a sort of salad of endive, onions, olive oil and honey. But in the Middle ages, people almost forgot about these dishes. Only peasants cooked vegetable salads consisting of onions, garlic, parsley and mint.
Over time, the salads were recognized. On a culinary pedestal of honor they were erected by the French. They came up with to mix seemed absolutely incompatible ingredients, getting balanced and delicious meals, which received the name of the French salads. In addition, the French also entitled to most of the famous sauces and dressings.
Thanks to the French and we got kind of salad etiquette. Unspoken rules are in the proper selection of components and related dressings. There is a part of the experiment in the preparation of these dishes. Because without it we wouldn’t have gotten a tenth of that receptora of wealth that you have now.
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In different countries there are many holidays dedicated to those or other national dishes. They usually occur lush festivals where guests can have fun in unlimited quantities to taste “hero of the day”.
A lot of food holidays in Italy. They are called “sagra” (sagra) and usually last about three days. The capital of this holiday can become even a tiny town or village. Festivals are tied to a specific region in the South of the country held celebrations in honor of pizza “Margarita”. in Parma celebrated Parma ham and Parmesan, in Liguria – trout. snails, mushrooms. dish of tripe and beans. The small mountain village of San Quirico under Florence regularly organizes sagra in honor of chestnut flour – in the days of the festival on the main square bake publicly from her pancakes. The food on the meea often free, sometimes you have to pay a nominal sum. Also not to mention ambitious Italian national holiday of chocolate, which takes place in Perugia in the middle of November.
In France, in Menton, in the middle of February celebrating the Day of lemon. On this day, all the city streets, squares and parks are adorned with a giant lemon sculptures, tastings of food and beverages with content Continue reading