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Vegetarian Friendly Places

Eating at the place of your destination may be called as one of the entertainments and essential things of the vacations. Cuisine of America, Asia, Europe, Japan, Russia - doesn't it sound tempting? Most of the big cities as well as small towns that are tourists oriented, provide a great variety of places where you can taste the most delicious meals cooked by professionals who specialize in cooking something exclusive. You should only schedule what cuisine to taste today at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and decide how much money you are ready to spend on food. But you may ask what and where I can eat if I am a vegetarian

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Vegetarian Eating

For some travelers finding appropriate food and restaurants may be a challenge. Among this group of travelers there are children and veggies. Here I would like to stop on veggies, who are adults and kids as well.

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Seafood

We all know that seafood plays a great part in our nutrition and does a lot of good for our health. Unless you are allergic to it, you should include fish and other seafood dishes in your diet at least 1-2 times a week. To those who are much worried about frequent seafood eating risks we can say that the numerous health benefits far outweigh any potential hazards.

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Where to Try the Best Wine or a Brief French Wine Region Guide

Do you want to know more about the places where your favorite wine is produced? Do you want to choose the best wine in a shop? Read this article and you will find interesting tips on the quality of wine, the wine grades in France, wine tours and wine regions. Pay attention that wine names are French and, therefore, are pronounced according to the French language rules.

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Choosing the best French wine products

Reading this article you will find some useful information on French wine: different kinds with some important and interesting characteristics, wine regions in France; how to choose a good bottle of wine in a restaurant or in a shop; and about gorgeous French wine glasses. Do not be confused: many of the names, used in the article, should be pronounced according to the French language rules of pronunciation with the stress on the last syllable.

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Choose Your California Wine

California is the premier Wine state in the USA with thousands of wineries and many varieties of excellent wines, including outstanding ones. In 1967, at a tasting in Paris, Europe was startled by combination of price and quality California wine had. Up to now the state upholds the reputation. As to the quality, some outstanding California wines rival the best French, Italian and German vintages.

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Where to find good wine: Italian wine regions

Italy has a great wine industry which supplies not only Italy itself but the whole world as well. In this article you will hopefully find some useful information on Italian wine regions and Italian wine types. In addition, some facts about Tuscany wine and Chianti wine may seem quite interesting, since these kinds are famous in all the regions for their excellent quality and old history.

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Acquaint yourself with wine making in Bulgaria

If you like fine wine, you should taste one from... Bulgaria. Wine making in Bulgaria has come through the centuries to offer you perhaps one of the best wines you've ever tasted. Do you like reds? Whites? It doesn't matter as Bulgaria can give both reds and whites to satisfy any gourmand.

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Learn Everything About Wine With American Wine Society

The American Wine Society is a nation-wide organization devoted to educating people on all features of wine. Its members include wine novices, experts, grape growers, amateur and professional winemakers, chefs, wine appreciators, wine educators, restaurateurs and anyone wanting to learn more about wine and gastronomy. Members now come from not only the USA, but also from Canada and 11 other countries.

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Italy winery: endless adventure in taste

What do we know about Italian wine? Tasty. Famous. Expensive. Have you heard that some Italian wine regions started producing wine in 1141? It is older than eight hundred and fifty years! Would you like to try Italian wine? Read about Italian wine tours in this article, about old castles that used to be possessions of the grand Italian families, producing the best wine in Italy and supplying the kings' vineyards.

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French Pearl - Camembert Cheese

The official Camembert history could seem a little extraordinary. But it is the nice legend that exists nearly as long as the whole camembert history. Some musicians have been inspired by the camembert and even if there is no opera dedicated to the camembert, there are many songs and albums that evoke the camembert cheese.

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Camembert Cheesemakers - Magicians of Normandy

Before tasting delicious camembert cheese, one should know how it is made. Camembert cheesemakers do an outstanding work in order to provide high quality of their cheese. This article will show the process with some details. You'll discover some facts concerning the home of camembert cheese and industrial manufacturing of it.

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Cheese making process: steps and details

Cheesemaking is a kind of art, like winemaking. It was first inented in the eastern Mediterranean around 5,000 BC. Cheese production has spread over the centuries to most parts of the world. Basic cheesemaking countries are France and Britain. Except them Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Germany, America, Australia and New Zealand also have worthy traditions.

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Cheese making recipes for beginners and masters

It is known that the best cheese is produced at small farms. Mass production is the enemy of a good cheese. Only artisan cheesemaker pays attention to the everyday changes in the features of milk he used. The cheese making process can take from several hours to several years. Everyone can feel himself/herself a real cheesemaker, if use recipes given below.

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Gourmet choice - fondue cheese

Swiss cheese fondue is famous among gourmets from all parts of the Earth. It was created in Switzerland in 18th century. Until now fondue cheese is ver popular dish not only in its native country, but in nearly all European countries. Hot cheese combined with white wine tastes excellent, especially in cold winter. Know a bit more about this dish.

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Fresh mozzarella cheese - Spirit of Italy

Wonderful fresh mozzarella cheese! It can't evena a be compared with the rubbery commercial variety available in supermarkets. Fresh mozzarella is moist and soft, quick-melting, and its taste is just delicious. You can use mozzarella cheese not only as independent dish. It may be added into salads, pies and of course into pizza.

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The most well-known mozzarella recipes

Mozzarella cheese made from water buffalo milk is well-known throughout the world. Many fabulous recipes require this sort of cheese. It pairs great with fresh and sun-dried tomatoes and with balsamico vinegar. Mozzarella cheese can not be kept for a long time. However, you may make it in your kitchen and then use independently or as an ingredient for different dishes.

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The cheesecake factory makes your life tasty

The Cheesecake factory started its history in 1940s. Its foundation connected with the names of Evelin and Oscar Overtons. First, it was only a small bakery shop. Nowadays it is big industry. Today the Cheesecake Factory offers you not only a cheesecake, which was created by Evelin Oberton many years ago, though it remains its main dish.

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Choose your favourite cheesecake recipe

Very popular dessert known as cheesecake was developed by Evelin Overton in 1940s. Soon it became the favourite dish for many persons with sweet teeth. The classic cheesecake is a plain baked cake. In most cases it is served with a fruit topping, but it doesn't stop there. There are an endless variety of cheesecakes, and even unbaked chilled cheesecake desserts. Among this great number of cheesecakes you may choose cheesecake recipe that became your main dish.

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Create your own fondue recipe

Everyone should try Sa wiss cheese fondue. Now this pleasure is available at home with fondue sets. There existsa a great number of fondue recipes. Not only sorts of cheese can vary, but consistence and even ingredients. For example, chocolate fondue, which became popular in 1970s. It will be one of the best fondue recipes for the beginning your journey to fondue world.

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Developing of specialty cheese market

It is just a short overview of the specialty cheese market. Popularity of the cheese has dramatically increased in the past 30 years. It jumped from 11.3 pounds per person in 1970 to 31.2 pounds per person in 2000. Specialty cheese market is developing fast. According to the Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Institute, the nature of specialty cheese is derived from one or more unique qualities, such as exotic origin, particular processing, design, limited supply, unusual application or use, and extraordinary packaging or channel of sale. The main feature of specialty cheeses is their very high quality.

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Secrets of cheese manufacturing

The main aim of Irish cheese manufactorers now is the broadening of the product base of the Dairy industry. It means producing a range of cheese types in addition to the traditional mainline products such as Cheddar, Mozzarella, Emmenthal and Regato. And what is more, physicists from Morocco and France contributed to better cheese manufacturing and developed new, more sensitive, way of deciding when cheese curd is ready to be cut from the whey.

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Non-alcoholic Wine Producers. Future of Beverages Industry

Non-alcoholic wine producers have carved out a little, however, a very important niche in the current market. Their potential customers are various: diabetics, people, who have problems with alcohol, pregnant women, people, who take medicine and those, who have chosen a non-alcoholic lifestyle. Nowadays, Alcohol-free beverages become more and more popular all over the world.

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Australian wine seduces the world

For many of us Australia with its kangaroos and crocodiles is the last country associated with vineyards and vintage wines. Nevertheless, in the past 16 years Australian wine managed to seduce practically the whole world. Australia became the second large wine-exporter in the world. Almost all the best grape varieties of France and Germany are grown in Australia.

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Chinese Food ? Why We Like It So Much

Everybody knows that the Chinese food traditions are something special and many of us really like the Chinese food and prefer going to the Chinese restaurant much more than, for example, to Italian or Mexican.Chinese cooking is, in this sense, the manipulation of different foodstuffs as basic ingredients. Since ingredients are not the same everywhere, Chinese food begins to assume a local character simply by virtue of the ingredients it uses. Obviously ingredients are not sufficient for characterization, but they are a good beginning.

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Chinese Recipes ? So Easy And Complicated

Chinese recipes and way of cooking are characterized by a notable flexibility and adaptability. In the Chinese culture, the whole process of preparing food from raw ingredients to morsels ready for the mouth involves a complex of interrelated variables that is highly distinctive when compared with other food traditions of major magnitude. At the base of this complex is the division between fan, grains and other starch foods, and ts'ai, vegetable and meat dishes.

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French Recipes - Culinary Art

French cooking ranges from the olives and seafood of Provence to the butter and roasts of Tours, from the simple food of the bistro to the fanciful confections of the Tour d'Argent. However, it all shares a seriousness about food. The French have an ongoing love affair with food, and their reverence for time spent eating is evident in any culinary establishment nationwide.

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French Restaurants ? Menu Of The Day

One of modern France's greatest treasures is its rich cuisine. The French have an ongoing love affair with food and French restaurants. It is also manifested in the traditional family gatherings around the home dinner table, particularly the Sunday mid-day feast which is prepared lovingly over many hours and consumed leisurely through a bevy of appetizers and main courses, usually accompanied by a number of wines and often lively discussion which tends to center on political topics.

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Dual Coffee - Dual Pleasure or Dual Confusion?

Nowadays, coffee is the most popular drink in the world. Coffee types depend upon various coffee plants grown in different parts of the world, as well as preparation and grinding coffee beans, brewing and serving. Dual coffee is not a certain type in this sense. However, the notion itself can be quite confusing and requires clarification as different meanings may be implied.

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Espresso - Coffee Of Many Appearances

Espresso is one of the most favorite drinks in the world. It is loved for its strong rich taste, thick concentrated consistency and robust flavor. To brew a "perfect" cup of espresso is a real art, involving a number of aspects and a lot of little secrets. There are quite a lot of espresso-based coffee drinks and beverages - a point of constant competition among coffee houses.

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Get To Know More About Coffee Arabica

Arabica coffee is the superior grade of coffee that most people usually refer to as gourmet coffee. They contain about half of the caffeine of Robusta and have more desirable flavors and aromatic properties. Much of the coffee grown world wide is of the Arabica species, though only a fraction meets all the standards of high-quality coffee Arabica set by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

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A tour of New Zealand wine regions

New Zealand wine industry seems a real economic miracle. Even experts were stunned when confronted with statistics: since 1995 a new winery opens in New Zealand on average every 14 days! That is an abundant evidence of strong growth of the industry. For wine appreciators and wine enthusiasts our journey through the New Zealand wine regions will be pleasant and absorbing.

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Indian Restaurants - Culture, Tradition and Standard

Indian restaurants provide the assurance of quality recipes and traditional culinary expertise. They are committed to preserving a culture, tradition, and standard in culinary tastes. India is going through a period of rapid culinary evolution. The Indian restaurants, that are increasingly popular, encourage mixing of styles.

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Indian Recipes - Spices Make Taste

The cuisine of India is reflective of the intricacy of the civilization that gave birth to it. Cuisine in India is a kind of artthat runs like a thread through the generations. The regional diversity of Indian cuisine is far too considerable to digest as a whole here. Suffice to say that from one state to another, the appearance, aroma, color, and flavor of a dish can vary.

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Italian Cooking ? Primo, Secondo And Wine

Italian food in general is often characterized as being flexible and innovative, building itself on a model of theme and variation. So, no two gnocchi with Bolognese sauce will be quite the same from any two kitchens. Compare this to a classic French béarnaise sauce which, so the cliches hold, should be as constant as the morning star, no matter who prepares it.

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Italian Dining - Eating Italian Pizza

Italian pizza is actually a very simple dish made with fresh ingredients. It makes for a very healthy and satisfying meal. Italian pizza is also easy to make at home. It doesn't have the same taste as a pizza baked in a wood burning brick oven, but it is good just the same. The toppings can be various depending on the personal taste.

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What one can eat in Japanese restaurants?

Japanese cuisine and food offer a great variety of dishes and regional specialties. For over 2000 years, rice has been the most important food stuff in the Japanese cuisine. Despite changes in eating patterns over the last decades and slowly decreasing rice consumption in recent years, rice remains one of the most important ingredients in Japan today, and can be found in numerous dishes in the Japanese restaurants.

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Mexico Cooking ? Main Traditional Ingredients

Main food preparation in Mexico is mixing. Corn, a staple for over 4,000 years, is the backbone here. The kernels are softened in water and lime and then ground and fashioned (most commonly) into tortillas. Protein-rich beans and an infinite variety of chilies round out this holy trinity of Mexican cookery. The Spanish liked what they saw in Mexico and added a few things of their own, among them domestic animals, sugar and cheese. Mexican cuisine is further enhanced by an incredible array of fruits and vegetables which seem to taste better in Mexico than anywhere else.

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Mexican Restaurants - Dishes and Tequila

You can try a Mexican food in Mexican restaurants However, a real Mexican food is quite unlike the dishes found in most Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants. In tourist areas you will find Mexican restaurants with familiar names and gringo menus, though the offerings will often be over-priced and not of a high standard.

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Russian Cooking - Healthy and Delicious Food

Russian cooking is one of the most popular and widely spread in the world. French cuisine is festive and elegant, Chinese cuisine is exotic, Russian cuisine is healthy and delicious. Russian meals are easy to cook and they do not demand much skill and special ingredients, they do not need exotic equipment and tool and everybody who knows how to hold a cooking knife and how to peel potatoes can cook delicious Russian dishes.

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Authenticity and Originality of Russian Culture and Cuisine

Russian culture has changed. Growing contacts with Western countries led to numerous borrowings in Russian cooking. In the times of Peter the Great contemporary cookers became widespread in Russia and together with them saucepans, frying-pans, straining spoons and other indispensable kitchen utensils were introduced. At the beginning of the nineteenth century Russian cooks derived various sauces and dressings which French cuisine was famous for.

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The phenomenon of New Zealand wine export

kThe present age brings really revolutionary changes to the traditional wine-making. New wine-making regions appear on the world map one by one. Progressive expansion of Chile, Australia, and Argentina in due time left the world astonished. But, perhaps, the most breathtaking story in the modern wine-making is the New Zealand's story. New Zealand wine export for the year averages now about 49 million litres, compared with 7.8 million litres in 1995.

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Restaurants in Europe ? specific menu in every country

European cooking differs along the continent. When choosing a national restaurant one should have in mind some specific particularities of European recipes in different countries of Europe. Polish cuisine has been influenced not only by its neighbors, in particular Russia, Germany and Sweden but also from other national groups such as Jews, Ukrainians, and Lithuanians who settled there as well as culinary traditions from countries further a field such as Italy.

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European food ? main ingredients of daily diet

European food is important. Not only the ingredients, the packages to buy at the supermarket, but also the way to set the table, the table-cloth, the plates, the porcelain, the way we cook, serve and eat. It is only against this social, aesthetical, cultural and tasty background that nation can assimilate the experience of other countries, other cultures, create new dishes, invent. Only in this way nation became capable of creating the gastronomy and food industry as well.

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Kosher Food ? Strict Rules And Recipes

Laws governing kosher food claim that according to the Torah Processed food must be prepared in the presence of a rabbi. Deer, sheep and goats are all considered to be kosher food. This means the animals are slaughtered without pain. Only those who are trained and qualified are allowed to slaughter kosher animals. Once the animal is no longer alive, another team of experts will examine the animal to be sure the animal is without illness, abnormalities or anything else that can be considered unsanitary. The lungs in particular must be pure. In addition, all blood and most fat must be removed.

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Jewish cooking recipes are always a treat

Jewish cooking and food show the influence of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish, German and Eastern European styles of cooking, all influenced by the unique dietary constraints of kashrut and other Jewish laws. There are a lot of examples showing how native cultures influenced on Jewish cooking tradition. If take the cuisine of the Libyan Jews one can see that it is different from the local cuisine. In some dishes it borrows from Tunisian and Moroccan cooking, and it reflects Spanish origins. There are also many Italian dishes, undoubtedly influenced by the colonization.

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Southern recipes are very popular and worth trying

Southern States have a distinct cuisine that draws heavily on influences of the various groups that have inhabited the area. The most notable influences come from African-American, Native American, Irish, French, and Spanish cuisines. Soul food, Creole, Cajun, and Tex-Mex are types of Southern recipes and cuisine. In more recent history, elements of Southern recipes have spread north, having an effect on the development of American cuisine.

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Southern regional food - there is a real identity

American food sorely lacks an identity. This huge nation, with as many growing regions as ethnicities, can`t (and perhaps shouldn`t) articulate itself in any unified culinary language. Pockets of wonderful cooking have always existed. There are regional specialties of the South, where the cuisine is called as Southern regional food - addictive green chiles in the Southwest, solid German and Scandinavian "real-food" of the Midwest, and corn bread and sweet baked beans from New England.

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English afternoon tea: just a means of refreshment or a ceremony?

Britain is a country of well preserved traditions. This is the country where Margaret Thatcher was given the rank of an Honorable Man just so she could join the "Reform-Club" without breaking an old custom. So it does not sound surprising that such a simple thing as drinking tea also has to be done according to certain rules.

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They know how to drink tea in the Land of Rising Sun or the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

The popularity of a drink named "tea" is worldwide. But drinking tea according to the Japanese Way of Tea (sado, sadoo, chado) has little to do with just putting a teabag into a cup of boiling water. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is an ancient Japanese ritual which includes not only the proper way of drinking tea and eating sweets but also prescribes special gestures and phrases along with the general arrangement of the tea rooms.

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