Japanese cuisine, for that matter, any other of the East, is for Europeans a real mystery, and the process of absorption of unique dishes, recipes of which totals not one century, indeed, the reverence and the sense of touch to eternity. The land of the Rising Sun has always been cooking products and their use as a kind of philosophy that is closely related to cultural and religious traditions, so invested in the art of creating dishes a sacred meaning.
History and national traditions of Japanese cuisine
In General, the roots of Japanese cooking goes, of course, a unique cuisine of Ancient China. This country with a rich history that spans several centuries and dynasties, had a huge impact on the development of the Japanese national tradition. However, Japanese people started to use delicious food to neighbors, received as gift soy, green tea, and three types of noodles made from wheat (Udon), buckwheat (soba) and vegetables (ramen) – they created their own, original dishes for the rest of the civilized world are considered to be standard correct, balanced diet.
But in Japan had developed a special table etiquette, and table setting and unique ways to design a variety Continue reading
If my beer in the Czech Republic, if the cheese is in Italy, if sushi in Japan. Each country values its gastronomic brand. But if cheese and beer can still be imported, sushi certainly does. Therefore to try real Oriental food is possible only in the land of the rising sun. Do not rush with objections, saying that in Russia there are lots of restaurants with virtuoso sushi chef will prepare the finest nigiri and Sakaki.
Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish, but the fashion of this Oriental food came to Russia not from Japan but from Europe and the USA. Fashion is fashion, and the Japanese dishes served in restaurants and cafes, are not always such, that is Japanese. Almost always seafood for sushi are raw, that is why real sushi, according to the Japanese, can be prepared only a short distance from the sea. Japanese never eat sushi in other countries, and even in its mountain part. The sea’s far away, so sushi will be a priori stale.
Sushi for the first time (that sounds so right the name of the dish) appeared in Japan in the heyday of Edo. The samurai thus snacking on the go. Prepared in a few minutes and ate. Continue reading
Virtually unchanged since the middle ages preserved traditional Japanese costume, national interior, literary Japanese tea ceremony, theatre “Kabuki”, “but”, “Bunraku” and many other equally peculiar traditions. And all this – surrounded by ultra-modern technological civilization!
The number of traditions and rituals that are required or recommended for compliance, is huge. Almost all spheres of life of the country is permeated by a network of traditions and ceremonies, especially noticeable in the communication between people.
The Japanese carefully and lovingly refer to nature, admire the natural beauty of the landscape, weather, flowers or sea. Numerous ceremonies contemplation of flowering trees, the full moon or the autumn colors are integral elements of society.
Handshakes are not taken, they are replaced by bows, and “return” bows require the same frequency and reverence, which shows the other side. The Japanese are polite and helpful in communication. The hospitality of the Japanese “blood”. Direct Continue reading