Ancient cake – flag of difference among nations
Cheese cake became popular in our country in last decade, considered modern because of cheese, its salty ingredient. But, history of cheese cake comes from old Greek and Roman empire – cakes made of wheat, flour, cheese and honey are made as sweet snack for contestants of First Olympic games. And cheese cake itself was traditionally wedding cake.
Recipe spread out through Europe and got its variations depending on cheese special for that region – so, cheese cake with kvark is made in Poland, Germany and Nordic countries, while Neufhatel, norman soft nubble cheese is used in France. Mascarpone and ricotta are signs of Italian variation, while Irish make colourfull cream, with Bailey`s and cocoa. Greek prefer micitra, fresh goat and sheep cheese, but most refined and minimalistic variation cheese cake got in New York – crushed cracker crust is dressed with roasted custard made of eggs and cream cheese.So, while travelling around the world, you can get familiar with countries through sightseeing as well as trying famous cake that has long tradition.
<blockquote class=”tweetable”> So, while travelling around the world, you can get familiar with countries through sightseeing as well as trying famous cake that has long tradition.<blockquote>
Ancestor of cappuccino is kapuciner, coffee which was popular in Vienna caffes at the beginning of 18th century. It was named kapucin, which literally means hood, referring to colour of Capuchin friars` habits.
Meanwhile, francikaner, coffee that used to be made with more milk, had light brown colour and was named by habits of St. Francis friars. Its modern name and taste cappuccino got in its country of origin, Italy, after popularization of espresso machine in 1901. There is first written tray from 1930 that cappuccino was made by barmens (people who knew how to use espresso machine, still complicated at that time) and served in Viennese style, with cream and cinnamon on the top and grated chocolate.
After world war II, so called Age of Cream has begun, and all ingredients were included in the game: pure espresso, warm milk, milk cream on the top and mandatory warm porcelain cup. First, cappuccino gained popularity through Europe and Britain, then in US in 90s; today, it is popular on all continents, at any time during the day, and barmens are enriching cappuccino, experimenting with fruity, chocolate and caramel notes.