A recipe from Russian cuisine, with potatoes, cheese and sour cream, a kind of potato pudding I would say, very very tasty ...
- 10 potatoes
- 4 eggs
- 100 ml sour cream
- 3 sprigs of green onion
- 200 gr cheese (I put feta, you can put telemea, etc ..)
- 1 tablespoon chopped green parsley
- salt to taste
- grated cheese on top (parmesan)
Preparation time: less than 60 minutes
RECIPE PREPARATION Country Pie:
Boil the potatoes (as for puree), drain and crush, finely chop the onion and grate the cheese and mix with the potatoes.
Beat eggs and mix with sour cream and chopped onion and parsley, then mix pour over potatoes, season and mix well.
The composition is placed in a tray of embarrassment greased with butter, the cheese is grated on top and browned in the hot oven (about half an hour). Remove and serve hot.
At the beginning of the 20th century, a Siberian peasant, Rasputin (played by Alan Rickman), arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire, where he manages to enter the tsar's family. The film focuses on how Rasputin managed to exercise power over Peasant Alexandra (Greta Scacchi) and her husband, Tsar Nicholas II (Ian McKellen), due to the parapsychological qualities by which he managed to stop the bleeding of the heir to the Russian throne. sick with hemophilia. In the midst of the nation besieged by internal and external problems, Rasputin's presence at the opulent imperial court, but also with the scandals they provoked throughout the capital, came to highlight the tsar's lack of authority.
The film follows the tragic consequences of the bizarre situation of the imperial family. Rasputin was assassinated in December 1916 by Prince Felix Yusupov. A little over a year later, the tsar's family, including his four children and the house doctor, were shot at Lenin's behest. David Warner, John Wood and James Frain also play other roles. Directed by Ulrich Edel.
Apple pie. The recipe of the culinary "guru" Radu Anton Roman
An apple pie recipe with few and cheap ingredients is in the cookbook (and not only!) "Romanian dishes, wines and customs" of the late Radu Anton Roman, a true "guru" of gastronomy, with the author's mention that it is taken from the nonconformist master of the epigram Păstorel Teodoreanu, "Gastronomic lawyer and special wine connoisseur", as he defined himself.
Ingredients for Radu Anton Roman's apple pie
250 g flour, 1.5 kg royal apples, 250 g butter, 250 g sugar, 100 g breadcrumbs, 1 pinch of cinnamon, 1 pinch of salt
How to prepare Radu Anton Roman's apple pie
"The dough is made from flour with cold water and very little salt. He fights a lot. He lets himself rest. Spread, put the butter in the dough and wrap the piece of butter with the dough. It stretches again. This operation is done four times (twice roll the dough in three and twice in four). Between each stretch, rest for a quarter of an hour. When ready, that is, after the last stretch, bake half of the dough in the pan and press with fine posmag, cake or buns. When it is half baked, place the apples on top of the dough and then the remaining half. Bake again. When browned, sprinkle with powdered sugar and better (a little) in the oven. Then cut according to the usual rules. The dough is worked cold. Bake at the right heat "
Radu Anton Roman's apple pie comes in time from the great epigram writer Păstorel Teodoreanu
"Secret: Royal apples are indicated. Peel a squash, grate it and slice it into very thin slices. When they are ready cut, put the amount of sugar to taste and keep on the edge of the cooker until the sugar is incorporated into the fruit. Then they stay behind the scenes, in the cool, until it's their turn to enter the stage, filling the pie "
Apple pie. Geanina Staicu-Avram's recipe. Alias Jamila
The most popular culinary vlogger in Romania, in fact the "most popular", Geanina Staicu-Avram, well-known to all housewives under the name of "stage", in fact "kitchen", by Jamila, has its recipe for pie with apples. Listen to her!
Ingredients for Jamila apple pie dough
250 g butter, 650 g flour, 200 g powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 200 g cream, 10 g baking powder, a pinch of salt
Ingredients for filling Jamila apple pie
1 kg of apples, 100 g of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
How to prepare Jamila apple pie
"For a start, we will give the apples through the large grater. Put the grated apples in a preheated pan to harden them a little, add the sugar, mix and sauté the apples for about 10 minutes, until they soften well and the liquid disappears. Turn off the heat, add the cinnamon, mix well and let this filling cool ”
"While the filling cools, we prepare the dough for the sheets, we start with the butter, which must be at room temperature and we put it in the bowl of a mixer. mix for another 2-3 minutes. We clean the walls of the pot, add the eggs, one by one, and continue to mix, add the cream, increase the mixing speed again and mix everything for 2-3 minutes. Add the flour little by little, add the salt, baking powder, and then the flour. We increase the speed again and after 2-3 minutes the dough is ready "
"We unload the dough from the bowl, sprinkle a little flour on it and on the worktop and start kneading it. If necessary, add enough flour to obtain a non-sticky dough. We cut the dough in half, we put half of it aside, and we sprinkle the other one with flour, we also put flour on the worktop, and we start to spread the dough with the rolling pin ”
Jamila's apple pie comes out tender and "terribly" pleasant to eat!
"We move the dough often enough so that it does not stick, we spread it lightly, lightly, the dough must be very easy to handle, we roll the dough on a rolling pin and transfer it to a tray lined with baking paper. Remove the excess with a squeegee, put the filling over the first sheet, spread it very well. Cover the filling with the second sheet of dough, lightly shape the dough on the edges with your fingers to cover the filling well and remove the excess dough again. Do not throw away the excess dough because you can make individual pies or different croissants with it "
"We put the pie in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees, for about 40 minutes. After that we take the pie out of the oven and let it cool, cut it into cubes, powder it with sugar and it is ready to be served ”
The giants of world technology are trembling in front of the cyber country
European Commissioner for Competition Marghrete Vestager has been given another five-year term.
Moreover, she also becomes the Vice-President for Digitization of the European Union. Vestager is already rumored to be "the most powerful man in the system of regulating high-tech technologies on the planet."
For the past five years, Margrethe Vestager has been hailed by Silicon Valley giants as the biggest nuisance.
Vestager is known as the man who opened the toughest investigations in history on giants such as Google, Apple or Facebook for violating antitrust law and harming consumer interests, investigations that were left with billions of dollars in fines.
President Trump himself said he did not know anyone who would "hate the United States so much."
All experts agree that the new functions of the European Commissioner will combine the implementation of antitrust laws and the control of the information society, building an unprecedented pole of strength here.
Moreover, through this move, the EU will hold the position of the leading regulator in the field, and especially in the area of data confidentiality, at a time when the US counterpart is being harshly criticized for doing too little in this area, notes the New York Times.
Vestager is also taking on its new and very strong position precisely when issues such as confidentiality, data management, misinformation and the huge expansion of the power of digital companies are increasingly of concern to civil society and politics.
However, the mission of the European Commissioner and his army of lawyers is not at all easy given the speed of change in the digital world, the complexity of new technologies and the deliberately built opacity of megacompanies in this market.
Data manipulation, care of the moment
"Europe makes it very clear that mass data collection must be seen as a closely linked element of competition policy and a subject of serious analysis vis-à-vis market power," said Gene Kimmelman, a former senior legal adviser in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust division policies. in the time of President Obama.
"In other words, it is clear that Europe is increasingly considering that maneuvering, data control plays a key role in the race to dominate digital markets," he said.
Vestager's dual role, as responsible for building but also implementing the new EU rules, is worrying about the huge power given to the European Commissioner.
For example, Margrethe Vestager will have to determine whether large companies use their market segment to unfairly block smaller competitors.
Thus, the commissioner will be able to impose new regulations on the behavior of companies, especially on how they collect, use and store user data, but also on how to protect themselves against cyber attacks.
This is also the reason why the IT giants look with fear at Brussels, the headquarters of Margreta, the land of cybernetics.
Billions in fines for Google from Vestager
Google received a fine of 2.4 billion euros in June 2017 from the European Commission for not offering equal treatment to competitors in terms of the results displayed, favoring its shopping service.
Last year, in July, Google had to pay a fine of 4.3 billion euros, due to the Android operating system of its mobile phones. The European Commission accuses the US concern of abusing Android's market position.
In March this year, the European Commission fined Google 1.49 billion euros for violating EU antitrust rules.
Google abused its dominant position in the market by imposing a series of restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party websites, which prevented Google's rivals from displaying their own ads on those sites associated with search results. And things don't seem to stop here & # 8230
Bohemian crystals: from the art of glass manufacturing to the preciousness of jewelry!
The name crystal comes from ancient Greece, being a word that names a stone similar in appearance, purity and ice shine. What differentiates a crystal from a simple piece of glass? It must be perfectly transparent, not just translucent, in other words any trace of yellow or green is classified in the industry as an impurity. Furthermore, the optical properties of the crystal are amplified by the precision of cutting and finishing to increase the natural brightness and purity. The process of cooling liquid glass, in which technology intertwines with mastery and art (to avoid the appearance of air bubbles, fine scratches and other defects) is what differentiates a fine crystal, quality some simple pieces of glass!
Although the glass industry dates back to the fourteenth century, the first major innovations in the field took place only in the early sixteenth century.
At the beginning of the 17th century, the production of crystal and glass moved north to the heart of Bohemia. Here, the Czech masters made fundamental changes in the composition of the crystals and made it possible to cut them precisely and engrave them.
In 1376 the first glass processing furnace was lit in North Bohemia, in Vysoké nad Jizerou. In 1548, the first glass processing workshop was founded in Mseno nad Nisou, where the best craftsmen in the area met. In 1711 the Fischer brothers from Turnov came to Jablonec bringing with them the secret of processing and cutting glass, thus giving birth to the Czech crystal tradition. The art of glass processing and finishing continued to be refined, and in 1724 a factory specializing only in the production and export of chandeliers was established near Kamenický Šenov.
And from that moment on, the crystal of Bohemia really began to conquer the world.
A turning point takes place after the First World War, after which only 7 glass manufacturing workshops survive in Bohemia. Passed through the horrors of the conflagration, the seven manufactures decide to join forces in order to restore the beauty of the crystals to the world. Today, this group is reunited under the Preciosa brand, headquartered in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic and with sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, China, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. , but also in Romania. Preciosa is a name derived from the Spanish words "precioso" (precious) or "piedras preciosas" (precious stones) which were "adopted" by the company in 1948.
Romanovii, together in the tomb
After 90 years of unanswered questions, the myth born around Russia's last dynasty, that of the Romanovs, has been clarified by scientists. The human remains of the two princes, Alexei and Maria Nikolaevna, who were believed to have survived when the members of the dynasty were executed, were finally discovered.
Members of the Romanov dynasty, the last in the history of Tsarist Russia, were executed at Lenin's behest in 1918, in the basement of a house in Ekaterinburg. Subsequently, the lifeless bodies were immersed in sulfuric acid, burned and then buried in a forest. The remains were discovered in 1991 and buried in 2000. However, until recently, for 90 years, there was an enigma.
The bodies of Princes Alexei and Maria, the children of Tsar Nicholas II, had not been found. It was believed that they survived and hid, which is why, over time, several people pretended to be the two lost princes.
A famous case is that of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia, the tsar's youngest daughter, who was also said to have survived the execution. After performing DNA tests, it turned out that Anderson was the daughter of some Polish peasants.
The enigma was fully elucidated when, in the same forest in Ekaterinburg, 44 remains of bones and several bullets were found. Tests conducted by American researchers in Massachusetts showed that they belonged to Prince Alexei and his sister, Maria Nikolaevna.
The Russian Church does not yet recognize the results of the DNA analysis
The remains will be housed in St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, although representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church have not yet decided whether to recognize the veracity of the bones.
Prince Alexei, the son of Peasant Alexandra and Tsar Nicholas II, was to succeed his father to the throne, but he was very ill, suffering from a rare degeneration of the blood & # 8211 hemophilia. The little prince died at the age of 13, shot by bullets, together with his family. The lifeless bodies of those executed were sprinkled with sulfuric acid and then scattered in a forest.
They were canonized in 2000
The Romanov dynasty ended, after more than 300 years of reign, tragically. But the people did not forget them, and the Church passed them among the saints. Tsar Nicholas II was pursued from a young age by a tragic fate & # 8211 the untimely death of his father, an unhappy love, the illness of his son and, finally, the death under the bullets of the Bolsheviks. On August 4, 2000, Nicholas and his family members (wife and children) were canonized & # 8211 were not named martyrs, as their death was not a result of the Christian faith, but they were canonized as & # 8216pious & # 8217 ( subject to suffering). Nicolai ascended the throne on November 1, 1894, and soon married Princess Alix of Hessen and Rhine, who became the landowner Alexandra Feodorovna. They had five children & # 8211 the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia and great-grandmother Alexei. The great trouble of the imperial family was the problem of the successor to the throne, because Alexei was suffering from hemophilia.
Pie created with cheese, the tastiest and simplest pie | JamilaCuisine
Try the best and simplest pie in the world! Very tasty, incredibly easy to prepare and perfect in any combination. You can make it with salty or sweet fillings and it is perfect Constantin Ещё for the feast of Constantine and Elena on Friday.
Watch the video recipe step by step here: https://jamila.ro/placinta-creata