One of my favorite cut of meat is Osso Buco, which literally means “bone with a hole” (Osso “bone”, Buco “hole”). It is the cross-cut of a veal shank with a marrow hole in the center. The veal shank is usually relatively cheap and flavorful, although tough, low and slow braising makes it tender & juicy. The marrow in the bone is silky and smooth, and perfectly caramelized to bring out the amazing flavors hidden in the bone!
This traditional dish from Milan is very easy to make and requires very few ingredients. Also, I understand that veal can be quite hard to find, and some people view it as inhumane to consume it, but both beef and pork work perfectly with this dish. The flavorful braised meat and its semi-sweet sauce are perfect to serve with risotto, polenta or mashed potato.
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Culturally one of the most important parts of an Afghan meal: the challow (rice, 米, le riz) which is served with the kormas/quorma. The key features of Afghan rice: fluffy; grain separated; and intact (unbroken). The variegated color comes from saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, which fills the room with its slightly sweet and unique spicy fragrance. A bad challow can tarnish the reputation of a family and earn them a few curses after the guests leave. “Wealthier families will eat one rice dish per day, and royalty spent much time on rice preparation and invention, as evidenced in the number of rice dishes in their cookbooks. Weddings and family gatherings usually feature several rice dishes, and reputations can be made in the realm of rice preparation.”
SAFFRON TO RELIEVE DEPRESSION? Why not?
Depression is the most common problem that affects everyone of us at some time. There are immeasurable over the counter pills available to treat depression. Saffron is by far a better choice as a natural alternative that is effective, as it deals with brain chemicals that affect the mood.
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