Cake "Monastic hut"
To bake a cake "Monastic hut", the recipe is simple and clear, you will need patience. The hardest thing is to make a "log" basis, for which you need a…

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Watermelon Dishes: Salad, Appetizer, and Dessert
Americans now and then celebrate something culinary. There is a carrot cake day, there is a homemade soup day, oatmeal day, and our most favorite day is Eat What You…

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Cooking as a vocation. 7 reasons to become a cook
In an era of total scarcity, cooks became, in order to be closer to the products, to work in warmth and contentment. The profession of a cook was considered one…

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Two autumn marmalade: from quince and persimmon

Quince marmalade is troublesome, but worth it. You will get an elastic, fragrant “fruit cheese”, which can be stored for a long time and enjoy its concentrated taste of quince.
Regarding quince, you need to make an important note: you must choose a fragrant quince. Now on sale a lot of quince here of this type.
They are beautiful, even, without tubercles and potholes of light yellow fruits, this variety does not have an intense smell. This quince smells when sniffing it close. We need such a quince, the aroma of which you feel only upon entering the room where it is located. This is a solid, irregularly shaped, such – in the hillocks and potholes of a quince. Continue reading

Mint julep

Mint julep is one of the oldest and most famous cocktails. It is not clear when it was precisely mixed for the first time, but it is reliably known that in the very early years of the 19th century, American gentlemen were already drinking it in the mornings at breakfast.
How do you like this approach? Take note of the upcoming New Year holidays.
This is an American cocktail, his homeland – the southern states. To imagine the atmosphere with which the mint julep is historically associated, remember the film “Gone With the Wind”, which is played by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Rich south, cotton plantations, manors, heat. It was these gentlemen – owners of cotton fields – that the ice julep cooled and refreshed. Continue reading

Culinary mistakes. What dishes were invented by chance

On August 24, 1853, Indian chef John Crum made up chips. He did this to annoy a harmful customer.
There are many such stories. Many of today’s famous dishes were invented by mistake, with anger, with despair, or to get out of a difficult situation. And they were so successful that their fame survived the fame of the cook.
On August 24, 1853, at the resort of Saratoga Springs in America, at a restaurant in one expensive hotel, someone called Vanderbilt ordered french fries, the restaurant’s signature dish. Chef George Crum prepared the dish, but did not please the client. It seemed to him that the potatoes were too fat. Continue reading

Apple pie
Charlotte or apple pie is probably familiar to everyone. Delicate, light, with a pleasant apple sourness, it will be a great dessert that will decorate any meal. And you can…

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Cooking as a vocation. 7 reasons to become a cook
In an era of total scarcity, cooks became, in order to be closer to the products, to work in warmth and contentment. The profession of a cook was considered one…

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Cake pigeon's milk"
Cake "Bird's Milk" was invented by one Moscow cook and this invention, by the way, was obtained by the author of a patent. They sold it in Moscow on the…

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