There is nothing more satisfying than unwrapping a wrapper from decadent pasta. They are the epitome of luxury, pure indulgence of hedonic desires, and are largely known as the favorite cookies of Parisian tea houses. But behind their pastel shades and beautiful textures is technical knowledge – the art of making pasta in the form of a combination of sweetness, sensations, smells.
We bring to your attention our 10 great facts about pasta. . .
1. The first pasta in the world was made not in France, but in Italy. In 1533, sweets were delivered to France by the personal chef of the future queen Catherine de Medici. A little later, the recipe was finalized by chef Pierre Defontaine, who invented to fill them with butter cream. Continue reading
Most people love pastry. But not everyone knows when they first appeared. The first type of delicacy originated several thousand years ago and was a dried dates, mixed with honey and nuts. They were found in Egypt during excavations. In Rome, the composition was different, in addition to nuts and honey used poppy seeds and sesame. And the Greeks were the pioneers of marmalade. The technology of its preparation was that apple juice was evaporated under the scorching sun, getting a lingering mixture. Continue reading
Cake “Bird’s Milk” was invented by one Moscow cook and this invention, by the way, was obtained by the author of a patent. They sold it in Moscow on the Arbat in a pastry shop from the restaurant “Prague”. When he was carried out, and this happened da-a-a-leko not every day, the queue lined up, almost like in the Mausoleum. They grabbed 3 -5 pieces each to friends and acquaintances. The proposed recipe is as close to the original as possible at home. The cake is obtained WITHOUTLY delicious. The other day I did it for a man’s anniversary, for his work. The people were shocked and delighted. Continue reading