Shocking Russian cuisine
Many of us do not realize how the French can eat frogs, Chinese - grasshoppers, and Cambodians - tarantulas. However, in the traditional Russian cuisine has dishes that are literally a shock lead in the majority of foreigners.
There are dishes that are a bit like the soup, such as soup Bonn in Germany and cabbage soup in the Czech Republic. But such a spicy stew with sauerkraut and ground vegetables you nowhere, except in Russia, do not try it. Especially with meat. Sometimes strangers even name our Russian cabbage soup only as "a salad with the broth."
The fact is that in Russia it is in most cases preparing kvass. One that kefir, foreigners are still more or less quietly accept, but here's how you crumble to brew sliced sausage, hard-boiled egg, onion and cucumbers - it is for the representatives of other nationalities would be unthinkable! It's like a salad pour Coca-Cola.
And the Europeans, and Asians, and Americans are simply not able to understand why the cooked meat broth to cool and turn into jelly, do not forget to be sure to add to the pork legs, and even then there it with horseradish ... meat and jelly - for the majority of foreigners are incompatible concepts.
Buckwheat porridge with mushrooms
In addition to post-Soviet countries and Poland, buckwheat porridge eating even in China, Korea and Japan. But in India buckwheat added to various dishes, but do not cook porridge out of it. In Italy and Greece, crap called "the grain of the Saracens." In Spain, Belgium, Portugal and France, it is considered the Arab plant plant, and the Germans call "pagan." According to the inhabitants of these countries, as well as Americans, buckwheat is worthy to be a feed for animals.
In fact, all sorts of salads foreigners will be surprised. And we came up with most of them is not here, but in Europe. Get at least the classic "Olivier" ... But Russia vinaigrette for foreigners - it is something! To start a guest will doubt whether it boiled vegetables, and then - to ask what all the ingredients are so finely chop.
This is a purely Russian invention shocking foreigners simply "wild" combination products. At first, many are afraid to even try it. In addition, the Chinese may not like the abundance of mayonnaise in a dish, the Europeans - the abundance of finely grated vegetables and scare Americans "crude" fish, that is herring. Although, they say, those who have been to Russia several times, eventually begin to willingly eat this dish is very popular for the holiday table.
In fact, the dish was born in Belarus, but it is quite popular in Russia. In fact, it's just a potato pancake. Tasty and inexpensive ... But foreigners, as a rule, are potato pancakes with suspicion. How to use potatoes as a test for oladushek? Why do we do it? After all, potatoes can be eaten simply fried or mashed ...
In Russia, the pie was made to do on holiday, especially on the Trinity, or the wedding. Kurnik stuffed mostly chicken (hence the name), but they could put in a filling and beef, mutton, fish, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs and onions, sauerkraut, porridge and even nuts. Today, this dish has become popular again. There Kurnik, except Russian, will except the Chinese. The rest of you can say that it is such a "pizza in Russian." And even if someone dares to try Kurnik, there is no guarantee that they then do not tell, that Russian fed them some rubbish made of what comes to hand ...
Themselves eat cakes everywhere. But here's the cabbage as a filling - a purely Russian "know-how"! And even if this sour cabbage as they like in Russia ... Most likely, the alien will simply refuse to eat these cakes, and you it will never do persuade.
Even for us jelly itself is not the drink, not the dessert. And as he did of aliens completely disorienting. Whether jelly, or juice ... They are more or less normally perceive jelly, if it is served in a cup. However, usually asking to dilute with boiling water. But if you pour the pudding into a deep bowl, like soup, foreign visitors will come just in horror!
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In short, our kitchen - this is another reason for foreigners to gossip about the "what mysterious Russian soul" and that "the mind can not understand Russia" ... Or maybe not so bad, that we are "special", even that As for cooking ...