All posts tagged: Food is Culture / Comida é Cultura

Sea Celebration / Festejo do Mar

English: SEA CELEBRATION South Koreans are passionate about seafood. Their appreciation of what the sea offers is a serious and respected activity. The seafood markets are a great theatre of the traditions of handling the sensitive ‘fruits of the sea’ in a fine balance with modern technology. Sitting around a table sharing seafood with South Koreans is like opening a cultural window into this distinctive north Asian nation. The South Koreans are amongst the greatest aficionados of the sea ingredients. Fun loving and outgoing, they are also always ready to celebrate!   Português: FESTEJO DO MAR Os sul-coreanos adoram marisco e peixe e têm uma grande apreciação e respeito pelo que o mar oferece. Os mercados pesqueiros são um grande teatro das tradições de manuseamento dos sensíveis ‘frutos do mar’ com um uso refinado de novas tecnologias. Sentar à volta da mesa partilhando marisco com sul-coreanos é como abrir uma janela cultural desta nação do norte da Ásia. Os sul-coreanos são dos povos mais fascinados com os ingredientes do mar. Extrovertidos, festivos e amantes do …

Peking Duck / Pato à Pequim

English: PEKING DUCK The Peking Duck takes careful preparation, cooking and handling. Traditionally is carved in front of the diners and served with steamed pancakes, spring onions, sweet bean sauce and cucumber sticks. The crispy flavoursome skin dipped in sugar and garlic sauce takes the experience to new heights and the succulent meat and fat is so tender that it feels like it melts in the mouth. In this Peking Duck specialty restaurant in Beijing, China, the traditional craft of preparing, cooking and serving this iconic dish started in 1864 during the Qing Dynasty. Like many things in China this operation is enormous, but heritage is not compromised with each stage carefully choreographed to recreate accurately the traditional way. Judging by the satiated faces and glances of adulation in the dining room, from a full house of local pekinese, this is the way Peking Duck is meant to be.   Português: PATO À PEQUIM O Pato à Pequim requer um processo cuidadoso de preparação, cozedura e manejo. É tradicionalmente trinchado em frente dos clientes e …