Sunday, 5 December 2010

Gastronomy of Estonia

Cookery is the art of cooking good, delicious, fine-tasting food. Estonia Post issued stamps depicted their art of gastronomy. The issuance of stamps to be related with given theme on year 2005 by the Europa stamps, Gastronomy. 


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The first stamp (6.00) is based on the cornucopia which combined with all kinds of fruit rolling out of it is not just a symbol of plenty, prosperity and happiness, but also symbolizes divine generosity. Ancient associations between the horn and plenty derive from a classical story about infant Zeus who accidentally broke off the horn of a goat whose milk he was fed. He gave the horn to the nymph Amalthea, promising that its owner should always have in abundance everything desired. 


The other stamp (6.50) features a rainbow of common Estonian ingredients: red tomato, orange carrots, yellow egg yolk, green parsley, blue fish, lilac onion and purple beetroot, with a clear bright figure in each splash of rainbow colours. The beautiful combination of colours and gifts of nature produces an enjoyable result both in cookery and art.

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