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Use wine to help cook
In the Cameroon city restaurants, when you order the dish “wines cooking shrimp”, cooks in the restaurant will pour into condiment in a cooked shelled shrimp in advance, and then waiters put shrimp with whisky wine together on table. First pour wine into the tray, and then light uo with fire, just listens to ‘bang’, the shrimp in dish of shrimp and wine together twinkle in raging fire, after a while, the flame goes out, shrimp in the plate is also cooked.
Burning stone to bake and stew
The Oceania island of Taveuni, the cooking methods of Polly Nipiya people are very ethnic characteristics, they burn stone to bake stew food, the production methods: dig a hole on the ground, put in the pit of a large number of firewood, above firewood is separated by mud, and put the stones on mud, which need to be placed in order. Pre-washed and coated with spices and then put in stone taro, cassava, yams, whole chicken, whole pig like food. These foods are packaged with banana leaf, put away, the mouth is sealed with mud. The last step is lighting fire to burn, one or two hours later, open the mud, remove the food and can be eaten.
Chewing to mix condiment
The family of Russia, a uniquely and quaint “cooking” method: a women chews fish with mouth, other women chew fruit, after chewed, they spit chewed food into a bowl, and then add into appropriate amount of seal oil to mix evenly. Because the dish is the most expensive famous dish of local ethnic, so when be entertain guests, they will mak this dish to show their guests sincere friendship.
Pour oil to bake with charcoal
The behalf of theItalian folk superb cooking skills is the “pouring oil charbroil”, the dishes are produced by this method are not only delicious infinite, and is known for its unique production methods. The grilled white leafy “that is one of the names Levin. Layers of locally produced white leaf Levin shape of the lotus bud, the color purple, leave tightly wrapped. Production, the first knife to cut off the tip, pepper, garlic, dried mint, salt and other spices evenly then thrown into the dish heart, to be placed in the charcoal, and then doused with several oil both flavor enhancers scorch paste. So bake twelve hours after the bottom of the leafy white skin coke blades fragmentation as loose ball, taste, fragrance. Food to be stripped of coke leaves, known locally as the “Ka Erqiao amplitude”.

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When have dinner, people do not use tables and chairs, also don’t use a knife and fork in many parts of Africa, but use hand to scratch meal.
At dinner, they were sitting around, in the middle is placed a lunch-box and a dish box. Everyone hold down the edge of the lunch box or the dish box with his left hand, use the fingers of his right hand to scratch in front of rice and vegetables, to put into the mouth. At this point, you will not know what to do, even grasp the hands full of rice, and Africans themselves are the action cleanly when use hands to eat.
Guests should pay attention to when have dinner, do not sprinkle the food on the ground, which is the master taboo. After meal, the elderly do not leave the younger generation needs to sit waiting; when children leave the meeting shall salute to the parents for thanks; guests should wait for master to leave together after eating.
In many parts of Africa, they have a strict etiquette in having dinner, even when eat the cattle and sheep, chickens and ducks, who eat them, each part should have stipulations. Such as in Mali, the chicken thighs are belonging to the elder men to eat, chicken breast is owned by older women; the master of the house eats chicken neck, stomach and liver; children eat chicken head, claws and wings. And in Botswana, for example, in large public banquet, guests and men eat beef, married women eat offal, the two food is cooked separately, must not be confused.

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Peru is a major fishing country. All the people who came to Peru will taste a variety of seafood dishes. Fishing season in Peru, is also the most yield of anchovies, trout and squid, but the in Peruvian seafood market is rarely able to see the booth of selling abalone.Only you go to fish market near sea, where we find the figure of abalone. 15 wild abalone palm sizes actually only be sold less than 15 dollars! The local people explained to us, Peruvians are not like eating abalone, and they only see the abalone as the ordinary shellfish, so in local, the booths of selling abalone are less, and the price of abalone is cheapest in seafood. After buying abalone, stall holders will help you to cut abalone into pieces, and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice, and then you can eat raw, it tastes particularly well!
Have enough seafood, friends who come to Peru cannot forget to taste the barbecue of Peru, especially Peru sizzling beef heart which is Peruvians favorite midnight snack. In the country, when we eat barbecue usually drinks some beer, but Peruvians eat barbecue will drink dispensing drink – cat claw aloe juice.
The cat claw is not the kitten’s claws, but a local plant in Peru. The master workers who modulate cat claw aloe juice  dress in robes, playing with colorful bottles and jars in the cart, they mix into aloe vera, cat claw, and a kind of local tea together, and then mix hot soup that is boiled with herbs, pineapple, kumquat and pear, a cup of authentic cat claw aloe juice is well. Thick fruit flavor and the fragrance of aloe vera and tea, make people feel special well, when eat barbecue and drink it feel!
If you have the opportunity to go to Peru, sightsee scene to relax, at the same time do not forget to get a variety of Peruvian cuisine to reward your stomach, in particular, do not forget to taste these Peruvian cuisine with strange things.

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Roasted meat on horseback, roll bake with bark, burn and braise with the red-hot stone, and so on, in this world, nothing is impossible.
Roasted meat on horseback
In grassland region of Argentine, lives Gaucho, who are nomad, in the morning, before shepherds start off to graze, they first cut raw meat into thin slices, then put under the saddle, after a day of riding and running, the heat that horseback produced will be ripe the small pieces of meat under saddle, in the evening, when people are rest, get out the meat and add into palatable condiment, it is a distinctive flavor dish, is known as the "roasted meat on horseback" by local people.
Steaming through terrestrial heat
  In Zealand, geothermal energy is particularly rich, in the long-term life practice new zealanders explore an odd method to cook food: they shelf a few stakes on nozzle hole of terrestrial heat, and cover a big wood cover, this is the easiest food steamer, they put beef, lamb, potatoes, etc, in the ripe time, open the steamer, take out the steaming food, it is so easy, clean, and convenient, isn’t it? It is said that this method to cooking food is great benefit to the health of the human body.
Roll roast with bark
In Australia, Aborigines take advantage of its unique natural conditions to create a special kind of catering skill.They clean up the fish, and wrap the whole fish with rectangular soft bark, and tie it tightly with rope, embed into very hot sand that they heated before, or just the extinguished ashes, after a period term of baking, when you peel the bark, delicious fish will send out a kind of bark scent, this kind of "roasted fish with bark" due to the unique cooking methods, so that the water in the entire fish is few volatile, the fish certainly is soft, tender, when eat, the bark can be used as plate to place fish, the method is simple and health, isn’t it? 

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corn juice

In South America, the Inca country Peru has always been famous with its rich tourism resources in the world, such as the mysterious Peru native dance. But now, go to Peru to taste the local specialty, has become more and more popular choosing in all over the world tourists. When you really come to Peru this miraculous land, you will find here not only has more cate, but also much stranger things about food.
In Peru, the most precious corn is black of whole body, and unexpectedly the cheapest seafood is abalone, the most popular barbecue collocation drink is called cat claw aloe juice.
Almost every meal of Peruvian staple food has corn, and even their snacks are grilled corn, Fried corn and popcorn. Peru’s corn varieties are very much, the biggest corn can have the arm so long, but in Peru the most precious corn is the purple corn with the whole body black.
The kind of corn the corn stigma, niblet and corn stalks are all purple to black of that kind of color, especially beautiful. Peruvian are not edible this purple corn, because it tastes little hard and contains not much water, after the harvest, the niblet  of purple corn can only be cut down by using knife, so the Peruvian most use purple corn to boil purple corn juice. Add a lot of purple corn grain, pineapple skin and cinnamon into the pan, and boil them together, about two hours later, you will be able to drink this kind of delicious purple corn juice that Peruvian are home-made themselves, and have it almost every meal.

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French cuisine

We all know French cuisine also pays attention to "color, smell and taste". French cuisine pendulum plate is also very delicate and beautiful, and cook carver is also very good. French cuisine is also attractive, however, it is more noticeable keeping food taste, so will be not put too much condiment, which is afraid to not have the original taste of food.
In addition to French southerners loving eating spicy, is heavy taste, in general French cuisine is light. When cooking, they can’t put too much salt, and salt is placed on the table, each can add the salt according to their taste. The French do not eat monosodium glutamate, monosodium glutamate is a chemical product, so banned sale in France.
The oven is most commonly used cooker in France kitchen, a large number of food are baked. In France, the commonly used cooking methods are fry, boiled, steamed, etc. They also cook, but oil temperature is low, the cooking time longer, cooking with low temperature the nutrition is loss less.
The French all use sunflower seed oil and other vegetable oil, now we know olive oil is conducive to health, so olive oil is more and more used. The French also often use butter to cook. Butter is made from milk, low quantity of heat, high nutritive value. They burn the butter, use it to do soup, Fried meat, the dish is more delicious with the butter to cook.
The French people attach great importance to health, and food pays attention to nutrition balance and dietary collocation. In France, often can see posters labeled in restaurants and some public place, to remind people of reasonable diet, also recommended nutritious recipes. Such as diet pyramid, we know when little.
French people often eat less but variety, and the food has both meat and vegetarian. The main course more is chicken, duck, fish and seafood, and they eat meat, but must with vegetables, such as spinach, lentils, cauliflower, tomato, etc. 
When eat, French people are very "delicate". A typical breakfast of French is horn bread and a cup of Italian coffee, lunch is probably a small snack or a sandwich. Their dinner is rich, but in quality not quantity, fewer but better. For example, in the salad vegetables must have cheese, eggs or fish and chicken to match; and crude fiber bread, wine, and cheese are very nutritious food. "So, the fat French are not many, in Europe, the French figure is the most symmetrical." Someone said.
Now in the European is popular in eating slow food, is to enjoy delicate food, have a meal not in hurry, but quiet, gentle, and pay attention to nutrition balance.

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When people know tomato can be eaten, billions of people enjoy the lick to get tomato nice to eat that “the first people” brought. Later someone analyzed the composition of tomato, and demonstrated it contains a variety of vitamins, is extremely rich nutritional food, so it was taken from the park to the garden. By the 18th century, the Italian chefs used tomatoes to make delicacies, brilliant color, and good taste, make the guest full of praise. Tomato finally reached on the table. From then on, it wins the love of all the people, known as the red fruit, golden apple, ruby, and love fruit.
At present, the tomato is as a kind of fruits and vegetables, has been proved it contains a variety of vitamins and nutrition ingredients by scientists, such as tomato contains rich vitamin C, A, folic acid, potassium and these main nutrients. In particular, the lycopene it contains is more benefit to the health of human body, and some fruits such as watermelon, pomelo, and apricot only contain a small amount of lycopene. Certainly, people put tomato as “love fruit”, is because it really has the effort like love, can let the girls more beautiful! We see that the kind mothers who understand scientific often can let the child eat tomatoes.
Recently, according to the “Journal of the national cancer institute”, some American medical experts studied many survey reports and found that eat more tomatoes has strong anti-cancer effect, even gastric cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, oral cancer, breast cancer and uterine cancer also have effect. It is because tomato contains an antioxidant – lycopene, which can decrease the cancer incidence, and at the same time, it also has many kinds of beneficial compounds, the complex interaction between them enhances the ability of tomato cancer.

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