The term tartar It has an unclear etymological origin and multiple uses. The concept may refer to acid tartrate potassium: a Salt of the organic compound known as tartaric acid .
Tartar, in this sense, is found in the juice of the grape . By its action, a particular crust develops on the side walls and at the bottom of the containers where the must is fermented during the process of making the came .
He cream of tartar or cream of tartar , on the other hand, is potassium hydrogen hydrogen carbonate. It is an acidic potassium salt that is part of tartaric acid. Tartar creme is used in various gastronomic preparations to minimize the loss of colour of vegetables when they are boiled, reduce the crystallization of sugar or stabilize egg whites, to name a few possibilities.
He tartar steak or tartar steak It is a dish that is made with raw minced meat, capers, onion, pepper and other ingredients. Due to the risks of eating uncooked beef, the recipe It lost reputation over the years.
Also in the kitchen we found the tartar sauce , whose preparation involves the use of mustard, mayonnaise, olives, capers, pickled gherkins, radishes and onions.
The Tartars , on the other hand, were several ancient peoples of the region from Siberia and Eastern Europe , which conquered various European and Asian territories in the 13th century . This name, which serves to refer to the so-called turkish villages (Those whose languages belong to the homonymous family, spoken in territories that range from Turkey to Central Asia and with strong links between them, and that have cultural and historical features in common) comes from Dadaist or Ta-ta, a tribe of Mongolia, from the 5th century.
The first time that the term Tartar was used to refer to these peoples was in reference to those who dominated regions of Europe and Asia led by the Mongols, during the thirteenth century. Later, practically everyone nomadic invaders originating in Asia , already outside their western part as of Mongolia, they received the same denomination.
In Russia, for example, until the 1920s the term was used Tatar to talk about several villages , which included the Siberian tribes and the Azeri Turks. Today, most of the Tartars are in the south and center of Russia, mainly in the Republic of Tatarstan, belonging to the Federal District of Volga.
The Tartars, who reached the figure of 10 million towards the end of the 20th century, are mostly Sunni Muslims, although this does not mean that many of them practice Orthodox Christianity. So much so that in Tatarstan, and especially in its capital, Kazan, there is an interesting combination of churches and mosques (55% of its population they are muslims).
In the same way, we must bear in mind that there is also what is known as the Tatar language that is currently spoken by more than six million people worldwide. Specifically it is spoken in certain areas of Russia.
Spanish journalist and writer Rosa Montero published in 2001 a novel entitled "The heart of the Tartar"The protagonist, Zarza, is a young woman with a seemingly balanced life: she has managed to develop a career and feels comfortable and almost happy with her existence. The conflict originates when she receives a message from a person from the past she fears and hates. From that moment the young woman will have to face her ghosts and review certain facts of her childhood that will force her to recognize her mistakes and forgive herself for them. history they are betrayal, shame and pain that both carry. Beyond the perfect framework and the way in which Montero works the tension of this novel, a simple and careful language and a clean prose stand out.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore that it is currently also used in what is our current culture in many different ways. Specifically, it is said that Tartar is a character in the manga series "Fairy Tail" and is a kind of prison for the wicked that exists in the children's production "My Little Pony: The Magic of Friendship."
All this without forgetting that there are also figures with the same name in video games such as "Halo 2" and as a key space of the underworld in what is the set of novels "Percy Jackson and the gods of Olympus", which have been created by the writer Richard Russell.
We cannot ignore either the fact that Tartar is a term that is also used within the scope of mythology. Specifically, this is used to refer to a prison that existed for Titans and was identified, among many other things, by the fact that it is presented in the form of an abyss of unimaginable depths.
Specifically, it was said that it was located in the underworld and has as much prominence in what is the Roman mythology as in the Greek.
Tartar, finally, may be the name of the tartar that is formed in the teeth .