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Seasoning 1. on Onion and Garlic; 2. on Seasoning 1. Q1: How does Getzel deal with lots of onions he owns?? Q2: What is the result when Getzel provides king and his people delicious dishes?? Q3: What does Getzel’s brother do after knowing Getzel’s event? Q4: Does Getzel’s brother get the same outcome?? If not, what’s happening? Q5: Do you like onions or garlic? Why? If not, please tell us what’s your favorite food? Q6: What’s the reflection you have after listening to this story? Besides, can you think of any Chinese or other countries’ fable that is similar to the one you heard in the tape? II. Which of the following spices and herbs do you know and use? Why do you like them? (source: http://www.meilleurduchef.com/cgi/mdc/l/en/apprendre/infos_pratiques/votre_marche /epices.html ) Spices and herbs are mainly used to flavour food. They may also hold preventive and curative properties. Subtlety and proportion are very important in the use of these ingredients. A quick tour of the most commonly used. Spices Name Origin Use Virtues Cinnamon China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Pastry cakes, donuts, compotes, syrups, hot wines Cayenne Tropical and Equatorial America, Africa, Pork, poultry, exotic cooking, India fish soup Clove Indian Ocean Isles, China Marinades, poached meats, Useful, locally for toothaches. tinned food, delicatessen, stocks Coriander Southern Europe, Near East Vegetables à la grecque, delicatessen, sauces for game, stuffings, marinades ... Cumin Mediterranean Basin Delicatessen, cabbage, Not advisable in case of sauerkraut, some types of hyperhydrochloric troubles. cheese, rolled breads... Curry India, Indonesia Sauces (chicken curry), Indian and oriental cuisine Nutmeg Tropical countries, Indonesia Grated for milk-based preparations (delicious in mashed potatoes) Paprika Southern and Central Europe Goulash (Hungarian cooking), Facilitates digestion by stimulating Beef Strogonoff gastric juices. Not advisable in case of hyperhydrochloric troubles. Capsicum Central and Southern America, tropical For exotic cooking Cleans and relieves congestion in the countries sinus. Peppercorn South-Eastern Asia, Sri Lanka, Almost all preparations Not advisable in case of Madagascar hyperhydrochloric troubles. Saffron Near East, Southern Europe Just a touch in Spanish, Italian Stimulates secretion of gastric juices. and Provence cuisines Not advisable in case of (bouillabaise, paella, fish, rice). hyperhydrochloric troubles. Vanilla Mexico, Madagascar, Polynesia Cakes, desserts, ice creams. Herbs Name Origin Use Virtues Garlic Salads, vegetables, sauces, meat, Excellent diuretic and natural specific to numerous Provence disinfectant. Perfect to control high dishes blood pressure. Anise Mediterranean countries Liqueur, herbal tea, cakes Highly advised to stimulate the digestive system. Besides it soothes headaches. Basil Southern Europe Soups, sauces, provençal Guards against mouth ulcers and cooking (pistou soup), italian headaches, soothes nerves and cooking spasms Capers Mediterranean Basin Hot and cold sauces, garnish, fish, steak tartare. Chervil Soups, sauces, salads, omelettes, High in iron and carotin. It is diuretic jellies, decorations. and is efficient against bronchitis, asthma and hoarseness. Chives Salads, sauces, soups, omelettes. Shallot Accompanies numerous sauces: bearnaise, diable, bordelaise, fish with sauce, salad, beef (beef with shallots) Tarragon Marinades, salads, sauces, white Stimulates digestion and chases away meat. intestinal parasites. Fennel Flavours grilled fish and High in sodium. Not advisable in numerous dishes from Provence case of high blood pressure, asthenia, cuisine rheumatisms and dizziness. Is a tonic. Juniper berry Game marinades, sauerkraut, Stimulates appetite and the secretion liqueurs of gastric juices. To avoid in case of kidney troubles. Bay leaf Mediterranean Basin Stews, red meat, stocks, marinades Mint Flavours peas, roast of pork, Helps digestion and fights against sauces, ice cream, liqueurs, diarrhea, constipation and stomach sweets. cramps. Onion Sauces, soups, stews. Soothes headaches, stings and bites, burns. Facilitates digestion after a meal washed down with drinks. Parsley Sticks used to decorate dishes, Rich in vitamin C. Is highly advised sauces, salads, vegetables. for convalescents. As an infusion against jaundice and liver and spleen troubles. Leek Used as a vegetable but also to Rich in pro-vitamin A and vitamin C. flavour some preparations: Particularly suitable to anaemics. soups, stocks, sauces. Reduces the cholesterol level. Rosemary Mediterranean countries Used for sauces, games, pork, Favours elimination by stimulating grills, stews. liver and gall-bladder functions. Is a well known general and sexual tonic. Savory Mediterranean countries Used for sauces, marinades, peas cooked the French way, fish soup. Sage Mediterranean countries Roast white meat, games, Sage infusions prevent night sweats stuffing, marinades. that accompany long fevers and rheumatisms. Thyme Mediterranean countries Particularly used for marinades, Thyme infusions acts against asthma , mirepoix, games, stocks. colds, bronchitis, influenza. Bouquet Garni: In stews, hot sauces, stocks, (Thyme, bay leaves, parsley, and court-bouillons possibly celery, savory, rosemary or green leek.) Fines herbs (parsley, chervil, For omelettes, vegetables, chives, tarragon, others...) sauces.
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