Saturday, August 20, 2011

Three easy recipes to enjoy the papaya

Three easy recipes to enjoy the papaya.

Papaya is a fruit that older adults and children who begin eating solids can tolerate. It is ideal for people suffering from gastritis . It is also rich in vitamin C , water, and Beta Carotene (provitamin A), and best, low in calories .

"As rich in vitamin C should be consumed every once peeled fruit, so you should always buy the right size and not cut in half," advises nutritionists .

To make the best papaya smoothie in the blender to make a cup of this fruit plus half a cup of liquid (water or milk). Blend and add a teaspoon of sugar or honey. If you prefer, you can be sugar.

Log papaya and puree with a fork. Simmer with a cinnamon stick and let lose a little water. Add sugar to taste or, alternatively, baking sweetener. This jam spread on slices of cheese looks good.


Log papaya cubes, add lemon, sugar or honey and cinnamon powder. Some like to add a tablespoon or two of red wine.

And the 20 cities with more Michelin stars are ...

And the 20 cities with more Michelin stars are ...

See the destinations with the best rating, per hundred thousand inhabitants, in the famous Red Guide

Several cities are vying for title of world's gastronomic capitals. And indeed it is a somewhat subjective term, because what are the criteria: the quality of its restaurants , that of the inputs that are grown and produced there, the fame of chefs , cultural heritage?

If we talk about the excellent restaurants, undoubtedly the Michelin Guide is the universal tool to qualify and set up a ranking of cities with the best places to eat.

The red famous publication was the tool of choice for dining section of the 'Huffington Post' to know what the 20 cities with the best restaurants. And instead of just adding what they did was to apply a formula to calculate the number of Michelin stars per hundred thousand inhabitants in each city.

Kioto,  Mapas
View in Google Maps for some of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the Japanese city of Kyoto.

"We regard New York as a city, with more than 8 million residents and five municipalities. This gave a relatively low position in the ranking. But if we let alone participate Manhattan, had obtained an impressive 4.2 stars by 100 people, which would have ranked at number seven, "explains the online newspaper.

Check the explanation of why one of the most cosmopolitan cities, home to some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, not on the list, do know what they are.

"If ever there was a local food style that lends itself to the glory Michelin, this is the famous kaiseki cuisine of Kyoto , where diners sit in calm and rest rooms, where they served dish after dish of traditional and intricate preparations. "

In this area of Japan , where people live 1'465 .917, seven restaurants with three Michelin stars (throughout the United States there are nine). To this we must add those locations to one or two awards of the Red Guide, which makes a total of 136 stars. This is 9.3 per hundred thousand inhabitants.

Some consider it the best city to eat. Not only has three restaurants with three Michelin stars and Mugaritz , which has two and is the third in the list San Pellegrino is also known tapas bars. In San Sebastian you have 14 stars: 7.5 per hundred thousand citizens.

3. Bergamo (Italy)
Located 45 minutes from Milan, if you go by car, this town full of ancient villas adds 8 Michelin stars. With only 120,694 inhabitants, the average is 6.6 per hundred thousand stars.

4. Kamakura (Japan)
The experts in gastronomy "The Huffington Post" feature that when Alain Ducasse tried tomatoes grown in Kamakura said there was no other to be compared in the world. This city has ten restaurants with Michelin stars, one each. Your score on this table? 5.7.

Have you heard of this place ? It is a small town west of Germany has nothing more and nothing less than two restaurants with the highest rating in the Michelin guide. With only 105,723 inhabitants is placed within the top five.

The best known restaurant in this city is Karmeliet, with three stars and known for his "rare combination of unpretentious atmosphere with food and world class service." In Bruges , home to 116,741 people, focus 6 Michelin stars.

"Who would have thought 15 years ago when Kobe was recovering from one of the most disastrous earthquake in history, the city will not only rise but that would occupy seventh place in the ranking of those with the best restaurants the world? "says the paper.

Well, today this city of Japan has 64 Michelin stars, ie, 4.2 per hundred thousand people who inhabit it.

Birthplace of 'cuisine novuelle' (new kitchen), Lyon is also home to the famous restaurant of Paul Bocuse , who has three Michelin stars. In total, 20, 4.1 per hundred thousand inhabitants.

This is a city with a relatively small population (just 147,571 people), but meets 6 stars, a figure that places it in this position in the ranking. Salzburg is totally opposite to Vienna, a city with one of the lowest grades in this list.

In the City of Lights, there are 85 Michelin stars, 3.9 per hundred thousand. "The whole concept of modern haute cuisine has its roots in Paris (...). Parisian chefs have taken command of restaurants throughout the world, and many Parisians have not been in Paris to hone their craft. "

"His status as one of the commercial capital of Japan, allows you to have three restaurants with three Michelin stars, including the pioneer Hajime, which opened in 2008," the article said. Overall, in Osaka there are 95 Michelin stars, 3.6 per 100 000 inhabitants.

12. MODENA (Italy)
This city is home to the famous restaurant of Massimo Bottura , Osteria Franciscan, which this year ranked fourth on the list San Pellegrino. In total, Modena has five Michelin stars, making an average of 2.7 per 100 000 citizens.

In this French city known for its famous cathedral, there are good restaurants that make it also an attractive cuisine. For example, L'Assiette Champenoise is, with two stars. A total of 2.7 per 100 000 residents.

According to "The Huffington Post," this city is sometimes called 'Las Vegas of the East'. In Macao concentrated 14 Michelin stars, giving it a score of 2.6.

If we talk about quantity, Tokyo is the city that builds Michelin stars. In the Japanese city there are 14 restaurants with the highest score in the Red Guide. But applying the ratio to the number of inhabitants (13'010 279), the number is low: 2.5.

The only city in the list. Among American critics, San Francisco dispute with New York country's culinary crown. But this competition is a clear winner: "San Francisco has more than twice of stars per capita than New York, and that is not including the region in which are two of the most acclaimed restaurants, French Laundry and Manresa, which have three and two stars respectively, "says the middle. Thus, this California city gets 2.2 stars.

Despite being small, Geneva has four restaurants that are part of the constellation of Michelin, as Le Vertig'O. For every 100 thousand inhabitants, there are 2.1 stars.

It's just in the Danish capital where is located the world's best restaurant by San Pellegrino list: Noma , chef Rene Redzepi . The property has two of the 11 Michelin-starred Copenhagen , a city that accumulates 2 points.

Located on the border with Germany, the food of Strasbourg is notorious Teutonic influences. Some of the renowned restaurants you can visit here are the Au Crocodile and Le Chef Eric Westermann Buerehiesel. With a total of five stars and a population of 272,975 inhabitants, scored 1.8.

Perhaps one of the main attractions of this French resort are beautiful beaches, but nice also has six restaurants with Michelin stars. What it does, as measured by the "Huffington Post", you have a score of 1.7.

Peruvian was nominated as the best chef of the year in Australia

Peruvian was nominated as the best chef of the year in Australia.

Diego Muñoz prize could be awarded by "Good Food Guide".

Less than a year ago, Chef Diego Muñoz left Peru to work in the kitchen of the Royal Mail Hotel in Australia and Dan Hunter, whom he met while both were working at Mugaritz .

"In the middle of nowhere, there is a super modern kitchen and natural. For many it is a revolutionary and is expected to be placed on the next list S. Pellegrino, "said Diego before travel.

Diego Muñoz
(Photo: Musuka Nolte )

In recent months, the work of Muñoz in Bilson's Sydney restaurant has been recognized by critics. And now he has been nominated for the title of Chef of the Year Good Food Guide Awards, for the Australian city.

The list of finalists will be announced today, through "The Sydney Morning Herald" . The winners will be announced on 5 September.

Rice, a cereal with a lot of fame and little grace

Rice, a cereal with a lot of fame and little grace.

It is an extraordinary companion but by itself is rather bland. Along with other ingredients achieves a perfect formula on the plate

The rice , the second most cultivated cereal in the world after maize, in many places is synonymous with food. More people eat rice than eat bread . Think of Indian, Chinese and Japanese add all residents of what was called Indochina, and there are already more than half the population of the planet, which is based on rice in their diets.

And that rice is an insipid thing, you know just what you wear. Even the classic white rice to help overcome some unwanted gastrointestinal events is happy with a little garlic, some lemon or some grass.

The rice itself is rather bland. But few things as he is able to take possession of the substance, the aroma, the flavor of the accompanying elements.

For example, break the yolk of a liquid almost fried egg , the best sauce in the world, a little white rice. The set is glorious, full of flavor, texture changing. Rice wins, of course, but also the yolk gets advantage of the combination.

Perhaps that ability to have so much prestige the rice flavored with mushrooms or truffles. The Italians, with that and some mushrooms, make a risotto, which is nothing more than a creamy rice. Do not forget that there are dry rice, like paella, rice dishes and hearty stews. Come up with a very aromatic, but dry.

Use two cups short-grain rice. 300 grams of mushrooms clean until there is no sign of land. Now it's the rice, put it in a colander under running water to stop release starch.

Saute in a little oil, sliced ​​a garlic, cayenne pepper and a strip of orange peel. Once the garlic is browned, remove everything and then flavored oil, take the mushrooms, which boil over high heat to evaporate the water they release. Remove them and place the rice.

It's time you add a quart of chicken soup, hot rice and cook for fifteen minutes. Put the mushrooms, mixing gently, and let everything cook two minutes more. Finally, you can cut into slices black truffle and drop it over rice. You have to serve immediately.

Orlando Bloom German beer lover

Orlando Bloom German beer lover.

British actor also said that the Teutonic food is fantastic.

British actor Orlando Bloom , best known for his role as the elf Legolas in the saga of "The Lord of the Rings" and for having played the sexy Will Turner in the movie series "Pirates of the Caribbean" , confessed lover of all beer and German food.

"The food and beer are simply fantastic," he said in an interview appearing in the current issue of the journal Germanic "TV Spielfilm" which gave account of their participation in the filming of "The Three Musketeers" .

Some scenes of this new version of the work of Alexander Dumas were filmed in Germany, the actor described as "beautiful country". In this, his latest film, Bloom, 34 plays the Duke of Buckingham.

"The Three Musketeers" will be released later this year and has a 3D version.

Empty Pockets in a healthy body: the costs of dieting

Empty Pockets in a healthy body: the costs of dieting.

Bad habits food always come to take its toll, not only in the figurative sense, also in economic

Hello. My name is Bruno and I'm obese . That's right. That's pure and simple truth. That the 'chubby' trying to avoid. That tells us that if we do not take an immediate decision, we can spend the rest of our lives with serious health problems.

And so I decided to consult a nutritionist to teach me to eat again. I believe wanting to change my eating habits and went worried, not only for all the things that I would not be able to eat for a while, but all others would start to incorporate into my daily routine.

Did you spend more?
My old eating routine was, to say the least, unfortunate. No breakfast , but during the morning while working on the street could buy a soda , a sandwiches , a bag of chips or maybe, when provoked me, give me an extra "Yummy", get me one of those retail chains and coffee buy one of those shakes with coffee , ice, mocha and whipped cream. One day was spent, until noon, 3 to 6 Dollars.

When I was early, ate lunch in the cafeteria at my work. When I had to take commission on commission, all I had left was to pass by a local fast food and buy a small combo burger, fries and soda-go eating on the road. Indeed, buying time ... but I felt good. At that time, he could quietly spend between 4 and 9 dollars. Do the math.

A few hours later, in the closing trance editing, the writing appeared on the shopping cafe, cakes, sandwiches more, sodas, cookies, donuts and many packaged snacks. One day I decided on a package of cookies and perhaps another for a cake. To break the monotony could choose a package of popcorn. Only in that visit other expenses of about four suns.

What to drink? Of course, the obligatory bottle of soda that they could be up to three per day.

Although one would expect to come home at night without hunger, often accompanied by what I did to bring sandwiches or just leave my things, ordering a pizza delivery route.

It was a situation that is repeated systematically every day, but neither happened only once a month. He could end up spending 20 to 30 dollars a day, only to eat. Eating at the times that I should not eat.

Did you spend LESS?
Following the directions given to me by the nutritionist, so I was clear was that these excessive costs would disappear. At least I was clear until the weekend when I went shopping: plenty of fruit , but not of all kinds, light yogurt, and cheese, ham, turkey breast, vegetables, pita bread, green tea, bran wheat, etc..

What happened? It has nothing directly to do with diet, but with anxiety. To get used to new food beats me at first, too much food 'healthy'. When I realized that spending, for example, three times a week about 2.5 Dollars to buy some ham turkey breast, things began to normalize.

I have just over three weeks with new diet and I have lost several kilos. It took getting used to, but possible. While it is necessary to have a separate budget to start a diet with much patience and self control can go a measuring what you eat and what you spend.

My pending issue is to exercise . That certainly lose pounds faster, but I have several ideas hovering head: Should I just take a walk? What if I join a gym? What if I buy an elliptical? What if I recycle my old bike? It is a new important decision for my health and my pocket.

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