Interesting facts about cooking
Fact No. 1. American scientists conducted research, during the course of which it was found that while classical music was playing in the restaurant, the guests make an order for about $ 50. At a time when the restaurant included Britney Spears songs, orders fell sharply and became much cheaper. After the music was turned off altogether, the order amount dropped to 30 dollars.
Fact number 2. This kind of sausage, as a doctor, was developed in 1936. Sausage was named so because it was intended “to improve the health of those affected by the arbitrariness of the tsarist regime.”
Fact number 3. In China, the soup with the name “swallow nests” is very popular. Soup is so called for a reason: the whole point is that it is prepared from real nests of swifts.
Fact No. 4. A delicacy such as halva was known as early as the 5th century BC. – from the time of the Greco-Persian Wars. In Iran, people who masterfully master the art of making halvah are called kandalatchi. By the way, halva has hundreds of species!
Fact number 5. The very first cookbook in history was written in Greece. Basically, the recipes in it were seafood.
Fact number 6. French chef Lucien Olivier, who lived in Moscow, invented the recipe for the famous “Olivier” salad in the 19th century. However, the recipe has been lost. Only in 1904 they tried to restore the recipe: veal tongue, 2 hazel grouses, half a pound of fresh salad, a quarter pound of pressed caviar, half a can of pickles, 5 hard-boiled eggs, 25 pieces of boiled crawfish, 2 fresh cucumbers, half a can of soy kabul, a quarter pound of capers.
Fact number 7. In 1902, a magazine called “Mistress” published a recipe for scrambled eggs, which was prepared from 5,000 eggs. A note in the journal reads as follows: “Several years ago, sparrows appeared in an incredible amount on the sown fields of Tunisia. Fearing that this cute little bird would not destroy the crops, the farmers sent a battalion of soldiers to the field to collect their nests. After a long search, they managed to collect 5 thousand testicles, of which someone offered to make an omelet. No sooner said than done. Having consumed several kilograms of fat, the soldiers made an omelette, which had 2 m in circumference. The soldiers later recalled this delicious breakfast for a long time. ”
Fact number 8. Note to the housewives: boiled vegetables contain exactly the same amount of vitamin A as raw.
Fact number 9. Once, the Russian Tsar decided to have breakfast in the tavern of Pozharsky. He ordered veal cutlets; however, the innkeeper did not manage to get the meat. The innkeeper’s wife advised him to cook chicken cutlets. So did the innkeeper, while he gave the chops the form of calves and breaded in pieces of bread. The king was delighted with the cutlets and ordered to be called from the firemen. He also decided to include favorite cutlets in the royal menu.
Fact number 10. At the time when a person consumes celery, it spends more calories than it receives.