The history of cocoa
Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and
Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.
The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic
The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, and recipe of cooking Continue reading
For Western man East – exotic, manifested in everything: religion, worldview, customs, and cuisine. Eastern world is very different from ours, perhaps that is why he is so interesting. Lovers of delicious East primarily draws its Eastern desserts, sweets and pastries. This will be discussed in this article.
Eastern sweets – confections of Central Asian, Caucasian and Arab cuisine, the distinctive feature of which is the addition of spices, nuts, raisins, candied fruits, spices and honey.
Eastern pastries varied, tasty and nutritious, so popular in the world. Different varieties of Oriental sweets around 200. Everything is quite difficult to list and describe in one article, so we will try to classify them and to highlight only the most popular. Let’s see what is there Oriental sweets.
Kinds of Oriental sweets
1) Paste – the name of the group of Oriental sweets made from sugar, flour and nuts. Continue reading