Arriving on a Saturday morning flight, you will get a full day in the city, you should not save money and spend time choosing a bus. Yes, only 5 BYN (approx. Ed. – hereinafter “Belarusian rubles”), – about 150 rubles. – but more than an hour on the way to the bus station. Uber works great in Minsk: the cost of a trip to the center from the airport will be 30–40 BYN, and 5–9 BYN in the city.
Now let’s search for local food and try to figure out how pancakes differ from sorcerers. There are many restaurants of national cuisine in the city, but this is the danger of running into a purely tourist place without beauty in the moment and quality of food.
For gastronomic immersion in Belarusian cuisine, the Kuhmister (Karl Marx St., 40) will be a worthy option. The interior is not without stereotypes, but its own tinctures, a voluminous menu that includes all the culinary hits of Continue reading
Digestif contributes to the speedy digestion of food, for this reason it is recommended to use it at the end of a meal. Once, in the summer of 2018, I was in Calvados, the homeland of the brandy of the same name, where in five days I developed the habit of drinking this drink after eating. And I tell you, even after the most hearty dinner I felt great.
In addition, a digestif is an unspoken signal to stop dinner. Therefore, in case you want to escort guests, have a bottle in stock. And which one, our experts will tell.
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January 31 in the gastronomic calendar is unofficially appointed the birthday of vodka. The choice of this date is supported by the fact that on this day in 1865, Dmitry Mendeleev defended his thesis on the topic “On the Compound of Alcohol with Water”. The opinion that the Russian chemist was involved in the appearance of the “little white” is perhaps one of the largest myths in the history of food and drink. Why – tell today in our material on vodka.
To understand what vodka is, you need to delve into the history of the production and use of alcohol. The first evidence of the existence of alcohol-containing drinks refers to the X century. BC. Ancient civilizations from China to Mesopotamia consumed drinks obtained by fermentation from cereals, grapes, honey, various fruits – beer, wine, cider and the like. Much later – in the 1st century A.D. – for the first time there are mentions of the distillation of alcohol-containing drinks – distillation, which allows you to clean any liquid from organic substances and impurities.
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