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Continental Food therapy
Food therapy is unadulterated joy. It’s the release of Dopamine and Serotonin that makes one feel good. Let’s take a tiramisu or Welsh cake and experience it twirling inside one’s mouth. Just the imagination of it instantly makes one feel elated, doesn’t it? See, that’s exactly what we mean by the joy of food therapy.
Let’s know everything about continental food therapy!
Speaking of continental sweet dishes let me say a few words about the cuisine. Continental food is a collective term referring to the European style of cooking, including countries such as Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and North America. Basically, continental food can be called an international cuisine, as its taste, ingredients used, flavours added and the final product barely differs from one another.
Unlike the Indian counterpart, a continental food contains less of chillies and minimum spices. Instead, the chefs prefer fresh herbs and dairy products, which form an important part of the cooking of a continental dish. Some of the well-known herbs used in a continental food are chives, thyme, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, basil, dill, lemongrass, wasabi, sorrel, fennel to name a few, which we will be discussing later in the blog.
Beauty of Food Delivery Apps
Food delivery apps have made it easier to order your favourite continental food at your doorstep to get some continental food therapy. Call in a couple of friends on a nice Sunday evening and relish your favourite continental treats like the Cilantro Lime Rice Burrito Bowl, Garlic Bread Supreme and Veggie Quesadillas right at home. I’ll be honest – the food pictures posted in the food apps have got me slurping!!
The Ingredients behind a Continental Recipe
While my friends were engrossed in the cricket match, we were rather keen in feeling the taste and have an understanding about the herbs which give these dishes such an uncanny taste. So the very next day we simply googled in about the stuffs and called my chef friend to understand the various facts about the ingredients.
Basil is the most common and yet to the most important of the culinary herbs. It makes a good combination for preparing sauces, soups, salads and makes an ideal couple when married withthe tomatoes in a dish. Chives are best used in retaining the flavour and can be used to garnish. Member of the lily family, their relatives include onions, scallions and garlic. Cilantro or Coriander or Chinese Parsley is a native of south European and Middle Eastern which constitutes of a pungent flavour that makes it one of the versatile herbs, adding distinctive and savoury flavour to the soups, stews, curries, salsas, dips etc. Similarly, thyme, rosemary, dill, lemongrass add to the distinctive flavour to these continental dishes.
Use of Dairy products
The use of dairy products in a continental food cannot be overstated. Cheeses, milk, sour creams are commonly found in a continental platter. Other than that, high protein items sneak into the dish quite easily, which are also high in proteins like that of eggs and meat.
The Indian Fusion
Fusion is the norm in today’s world. Even though a continental food is, you can say, European art, India is nowhere behind where many such artists (read: chefs) have made daring attempts to improvise with their own recipes and have emerged victoriously. Food delivery apps have made it completely possible to have such delectable dishes right at wherever and whenever we want it!!
Hope you have enjoyed reading these interesting facts about the Continental Food Therapy!