How and what the right to break the fast
Recipes / / May 24, 2016
Meat preferences of our ancestors from the Kievan Rus and Muscovy, were significantly different from ours.Main livestock herds in the then breeders were not pigs, as in modern Russia.Our ancestors preferred more practical cows that give milk in addition to the meat, and it is not surprising - the sheep that produce the wool again in addition to meat.In those days, the latter has its own sheepskin tramp, she's coat, a hat from sheep's wool, and possibly boots.
today considered to be like for the native Slavic population of central Russia lamb - a kind of refinement.Meanwhile, as evidenced by the numerous sources of Domostroi to Karamzin, lamb is usually food for the majority of ordinary people in Skoromniy days from spring to late autumn.Beef mostly killed in the autumn: winter cow content is too troublesome.Its meat is harvested for future use a variety of exotic ways for us.Most often, it was salted.Almost like the Indians salted buffalo.
Pigs also kept small.In pre-Christian times, and then, while paganism is not deposited position, pigs traditionally beaten in the middle of winter on one of the most anticipated festivals of the year.Kolyada is dedicated to it.What or who is this Kolyada probably now will not tell no one.Karamzin fought for the recognition of his god of feasting and peace.The Lives of the Saints, this character is classified modest - just as the god of festivities.His most legendary Russian chronicler Nestor, remembering pagan deities, Kolyada add to their list did not bother.Regardless of his status, revered Kalyada a success, bringing him to sacrifice hordes of pigs, which in this action given the role of a symbol of fertility, and even beauty.It is because of the small number of livestock, pork in the old days was a queen on the long-awaited holiday.About Kalyada eventually forgotten.But the tradition to consume pork in the middle of winter left, and was tied to Christmas, which is the calendar surprisingly coincided with the days of worship of pagan authority.As the penetration of Christianity in the Slavic culture perception of pork as an animal whose meat is accompanied by a celebration of the most important dates have been rescheduled for Easter.
This tradition is still alive to this day.Orthodox our fellow citizens need to think about decorating the holiday table stuffed suckling pig.However, one thought about the vicissitudes related to the creation of this dish, not to mention its value plunges into a panic.A good alternative to the pig - a dish of semi-finished product, which is now set.The main thing is not to be mistaken with the choice of the manufacturer.I'm in this sense I prefer a small mills.Of these, more than others like me "Outskirts".And not just because it is a modest little factory in the suburbs with its own farm.They also own an online store.Therefore it is not necessary to go for a piece of meat a delicacy in some shopping center and push it in the pre-stage.