Culture, traditions, customs
Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs. However, Cyprus is today…

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Wild Bactrian camel of Central Asia: habitat, biological features and problems of conservation
Prepared by a team of Russian and Mongolian scientists the monograph introduces the reader to a unique representative of the world fauna – wild Bactrian camel (Hautacam), living in the…

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A Bit about Japanese cuisine – Anime Holic

From ancient times to the present day the first most important food in Japanese cuisine is rice. When the Japanese cook rice, they don’t add any salt or other ingredients, preferring to pour his only food. Mainly in Japan at the table is served spicy-sweet and spicy-salty sauces. Use for cooking special rice variety, which has low stickiness, but it needs a good cliplets in lumps, so that it was convenient to take chopsticks, which are called (Hasi). Its not boiling when stirred, and wait until all the water is boiled. Properly cooked rice in Japanese is called (gohan), it needs to be dry to rice grain were soft, well separated from each other, but not scattered.

In the middle ages in Japan, rice was a indicator of wealth in the house, and was the equivalent of money. Even the salaries of the samurai were paid in rice.

Another important staple in the Japanese diet is fish and seafood. As you know, Japan is an island that is washed by the seas and the largest ocean in the world, which is inhabited by many species of fish, marine animals and algae. The majority of seafood in Japanese cuisine are a delicacy. Seafood in Japan is not customary to subject to heat treatment, so they do not lose their taste and nutritional properties, so they are mostly served raw or soaked in a marinade.

Also, the Japanese eat almost all kinds of vegetables, which are mostly Continue reading

The culture festival of the countries of the Great silk Road

The Fund Forum participated at the Festival of culture of the countries of the Great silk Road, which passed from 26 to 30 November in Seoul (Republic of Korea). The organizers of the Festival – Cultural center of Korea Foundation, the Foundation of the silk road, national Museum of Korea. The Festival was attended by all the countries of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Korea.

The festival was preceded by an exhibition of photographs «Central Asia, celebrated by poets” . lasting from 10 to 21 November, and presented visitors with 190 photographs depicting the traditions, customs and everyday life of residents of the region.

The program of the Festival included performances of the national ensembles of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, duet performance of the song “love Dance” Uzbek traditional wind instrument “Nai” and Korean traditional bagpipes «hagem”.

The Festival programme included two workshops. November 27 – ” Cultural exchange between Korea and Central Asia” . during which the participants were able to discuss the historical ties Continue reading

Culinary traditions of Korea. Kimpap, sticks and Nantes

Koreans consider themselves happy people. Probably because Murphy’s law doesn’t work. Sandwiches in Korea ever oil not falling down because no oil, no them, no they are not. And Yes, the term “sandwich” to them, probably not an ideal fit, except that from the point of view of uniformity of purpose with our bread smeared with butter.

Rice, sliced vegetables, scrambled eggs, ham or fish wrapped in a dry leaf pressed seaweed. The resulting sausage cut into several pieces and “kimbap” Korean sandwich is ready. Sending a child to school, caring mom will definitely put him in the backpack kimpap for lunch.

Wherever there is a Korean student, at school or on excursions, everywhere there is special food area. At the entrance of the wooden Cutlery these children must remove their shoes. Chairs and tables no, Koreans used to eat sitting on the floor, cross-legged. By the way, Korean doctors say that in this situation food is digested best.

Korean grocery market from a variety of dazzled. Most surprising is the virtual absence of flies, the indispensable bazaars of the Russian inmates. They’re not here, even there where they sell fresh seafood. The secret is simple – sticky spiral, and which can be bought at every step. Not all that sold Continue reading