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A Guide to Asian Spices

A Guide to Asian Spices

Food cultures
Asian food includes many different food cultures with a great variety of variety. Broadly speaking, one can distinguish Indian, Southeast Asian, Chinese, and Japanese food. What gives the Asian food a special character is certain products such as coconut fat/milk, bamboo shoots and rice or noodles, special sauces such as soy and Asian fish sauce, as well as some spices for example: Coriander has a very special sweet, slightly bitter taste and is used extensively, both fresh leaves and seeds. Ginger and carrot have a strong, characteristic taste similar to each other, but the ginger is sweet. Lemongrass acts as an alternative to lemon, with its sour taste. Occurs, among other things in wok dishes, marinades. Chill fruit, the world's most flavored, so also in Asia. Spice...
A Guide to Chinese Cuisine

A Guide to Chinese Cuisine

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Chinese cuisine goes far back in time with an extensive history. It is considered one of the world's mother kitchens alongside Roman and Iranian cuisine. From China today, Chinese cuisine is found all over the world. What is known today about Chinese cuisine has long since emerged and enriched with imported raw materials, inventions, and cooking techniques. In China, it is often said that the Beijing man and his use of fire gave rise to the first kitchen over 400,000 years ago. However, other more modest reports consider that Chinese cuisine started during the Chinese Stone Age when rice and noodles began to be used as part of the diet. Chopsticks began to be used a little later and wok became popular during the Tang Dynasty. Most familiar Chinese dishes eaten today were added at the...
Food in Different Cultures

Food in Different Cultures

Food cultures
Everyone knows what food is, but in order to establish an exact definition, it is whatever living organisms can take, either for nutrition or for pleasure. Food has many different functions for humans and it is not only that it is important for our survival. Food is something that also fulfills a cultural and social function that can be very important. In principle, all cultures and countries have different types of food that are particularly representative of them. For example, India is very well known for its incredibly strong food, the UK is known for its Fish'n'chips, Japan is known for being the creator of sushi, and so on. But it is not only the countries that have different types of food such, but also many religions. Food can be a very typical characteristic of different reli...
What is Gastronomy?

What is Gastronomy?

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Gastronomy is about how we perceive tastes. A gastronomic experience should bring satisfaction, enjoyment, and meaning into existence. Taste is about more than what we experience with our senses. It is also based on experiences from the environment we have been staying in or staying in before. Through food, we can mark our cultural class and social status. A gastronomic experience can be interpreted differently by different people. Gastronomic method development The meal experience is affected by the situation and the environment in which it is enjoyed. Food and drink taste can be assessed in different ways from consumers' perspectives in combination with how the product has been cultivated and processed before it is consumed. Collecting information from consumers about the product...