Russian culture is inextricably linked with porridge. And how many proverbs and sayings exist in which this valuable product is mentioned! “Without porridge, lunch is not at lunch” – it is impossible to imagine a real meal without it. Porridge is also a symbol of the connection between people – “Until you eat porridge from one bowl, you will not recognize a person either.”
Not a single significant rite was complete without porridge; all the most important events connected with it. They cooked this dish at a wedding (the bride and groom themselves), at birth in the family of a child and at his christening, at a funeral and commemoration. After a successful outcome of the battles, the porridge should always have stood on the table. Moreover, there were so many recipes that each self-respecting housewife came up with her own.
In those days, in order to take an employee to the service, they put in front of him a large plate of porridge – if he eats, then he is fit. Eats well – works well. This is another reason for the great love for this product in Russia – it is very nutritious. Continue reading
The etymology of the word “pie” is ambiguous. Some scientists believe that it came from the Old Slavonic “feast”. According to others, the word was formed from the old Russian “wheatgrass”, “wheatgrass”, which means “spelled” – one of the varieties of wheat. Some believe that it is a derivative of “prati” – “beat”, “pound”. There are a few more assumptions. Common to all these hypotheses is that all the alleged “parents” in one way or another relate either to the product from which this dish is prepared, or to the method of its preparation, or is dedicated to celebrations.
According to the “Big Explanatory Dictionary” D.N. Ushakova pie – “food – bread cookies, pre. from pastry with some filling. ” There is an opinion that in Russia this dish appeared on the tables of our ancestors only on holidays. So you can think of if you associate its name with the word “feast”. But if you take the word “pyro” or “prati” as the basis, then the pie turns into just a dish that is made from wheat and during cooking you need to grind a lot of things. This is a kind of pizza counterpart. Although not so simple. Continue reading
Recipes for the preparation of liqueurs were known in ancient Russia. They do not include yeast, but very strong vodka is used.
Homemade liquor can be prepared from almost any variety of berries, the main condition is that they are ripe. Berries should be clean, without extraneous leaves or roots. Well, whether crushed berry or whole berries are used, the taste of the liquor will not change in any case. For apple filling, only acidic varieties can be used. Apples need to be cut into small slices so that they fit in the neck of the vessel you have chosen. The glass bottle should be filled in 2/3 with berries and pour vodka to the top. Use a cloth as a cork and leave it in a sunny place. Every three to four days it must be thoroughly shaken.
The time when the filling is completely ready depends on how ripe the berries were and how much you used. On average, this is two to three months. Ready-made liquor should be filtered through a cotton cloth or paper. So that it is not very strong, the filling can be diluted with water. Continue reading
We offer you a recipe for making beer in a classic way from malt and hops. This is a pure-grain type of brewing.
This recipe uses an infusion of brewing. It is considered the oldest of all known. If this method is used, the enzymes are better preserved in the mash, and there will be more amino acids and maltose in the wort than when using the boiling method.
If you decide to make beer at home, you will need equipment and raw materials. You can buy ready-made equipment or make it yourself. As for raw materials, some components can be grown on their own (for example, hops), others will be quite difficult to make on their own, it is better to purchase them at breweries or from their suppliers.
The composition of beer includes water, malt and hops. These are the main components. They can and should be supplemented with yeast, honey, cereals, fruits, vegetables, spices, grass, smoke, a tree or mushrooms. Continue reading
Even a person who is far from the belief that in modern society has long ceased to be a rarity, this concept has somehow, but been familiar, somehow, yes, but people who believe in God often do not really fully understand that It represents the Great Lent. After all, a believing person does not mean fasting, fasting: you can go to church, put candles, keep the commandments, but at the same time do not go deep into faith and do not consider obligatory the observance of such standard norms of the Christian religion as fasts. With the phrase “Great Lent”, many represent only a strict restriction in the choice of food, even more stringent than in regular posts, devoid of the prefix “Great”. Some also know that Lent is the preparation of the Christian for Easter, and, accordingly, for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So what is Lent at its core? What is it for and what is it “invented” for? And why do some foods go out of use during fasting? We’ll try to figure it out.
To begin with, in order: Lent in Church Slavonic is Four-Decade, which means a quantitative period of fasting – 40 days. Lent is not only observed by the Christian church, it is the central post of all historical churches, as well as several Protestant denominations. Continue reading