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The craziest food festivals in the world

You have not once in my childhood I heard about what food not to play.

However, in some cities, the food is not only not forbidden to play, but encouraged her worship, throwing, cutting and other improper actions.

Here are 10 holidays, where you can pay tribute to your favorite products and plenty of fun.

Throwing oranges, Italy

Every year, inhabitants of Ivrea in Italy is celebrated three days before lent, pelting each other with oranges. According to the legend, a medieval Prince of Ivrea was so stingy that gave its farmers only one pot of peas every six months. In protest, residents began throwing on the streets of peas. After a few years, pea has been replaced by oranges, which also abounded in southern Italy. During the implementation of a tradition of throwing of oranges, revelers caught up in the crowd of the parade throw these fruits. Quite often this also leads to a small injury, because it is best to bring your goggles and helmet.

Skating cheese on Cooper’s hill, England

Every spring in England arranged a festival in which a large wheel of cheese is rolled down a steep hill and dozens Continue reading

Unusual salads will help to surprise your guests in the holiday

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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Food Holidays in different countries of the world

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

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