Turkey has long been among the top resort countries among holidaymakers in the CIS and Europe. A country with a long history, in which there is everything that your heart desires – hot sea beaches and snowy mountains, oriental flavor and modern urbanism, high-tech technology and ancient traditions …
The combination of the incongruous is what makes Turkey extremely attractive to tourists. At the same time, experts agree that tourist inclinations are implemented by the country to a small extent. To the full disclosure of the recreational potential of Turkey is still far away.
Each city and region has a bright color, cultural heritage, climate and landscapes. Where to go on vacation? We have chosen 5 of the most vibrant cities, providing tourists with a rich range of entertainment and places to relax. Continue reading
Each year, the Ministry of Health of Egypt warns: stay away from the use of pesikh. This traditional Egyptian dish is made from dead or fermented fish. This strange mullet delicacy has been around for thousands of years. But any slightest violation of cooking technology can lead to poisoning with botulinum toxins, and in the most severe cases – to death. What makes the Egyptians risk their lives every time they use this dish?
The History of Pesikh in Cairo
For some specialized stores, the Ministry’s warnings only helped to quickly sell products. Sabri Shain, the owner of a family-owned fish shop, laughs: “We consider this a positive advertisement.”
This business has a rich history. About a hundred years ago, the patriarch of the family, Mohammed Shahin, arrived in Cairo from Minya, located on the banks of the Nile River, in upper Egypt. In 1912, he created the eponymous store and became the first fasakhani – a man who specializes in the production of fermented fish. And so began the story of a family franchise. Now the largest store, opened in 1955, sells caviar, herring, squid and other seafood. Continue reading
Countries of the East – a tidbit for tourists. And not only in the figurative sense, but also in the direct. Indeed, in addition to the sights that preserve centuries-old secrets, exotic nature and color, there is a fantastic tasty cuisine. And if you want to get a vivid taste experience – you should definitely buy a tour to Israel, the UAE or Egypt with a flight from Kiev. In these countries, they prepare food with meaning, mixed in ancient traditions and legends.
A dish based on grated chickpeas, which add tahini and all kinds of spices to taste. It is rightly called the gastronomic “calling card” of Israel. Traditionally, hummus is used as a snack – spread on fresh pita bread or matzoh, which goes well with it. There are a million variations in the preparation of this dish, the same principle applies here as with our borsch – each mistress has her own secret recipe. Therefore, it is definitely worth trying it in different places to add up a complete impression. Continue reading