Cake and Cake Facts
Cake and pastries are a sweet dessert whose history is inextricably linked with the history of the cake. The first cakes were very different from what we eat today. They…

Continue reading →

View the professional profile of CBS News's Chris Isham
Italian strudel
This does not seem obvious at all, but the strudel is a traditional Italian dessert. The Trentino-Alto Adige region is bordered by Austria, and from here, undergoing changes in recipes,…

Continue reading →

Interesting facts about sweets
The word "candy" from the Latin language is translated as "cooked drug." In the 16th century, candied fruits were sold in pharmacies for medicinal purposes. Currently, the term refers to…

Continue reading →

historical overtones

Classic “Red Velvet”

Red Velvet is an American classic. Cake with a subtle chocolate flavor made from scarlet-colored cakes, contrasting with white cream, became popular in the military in the 1940s. Between the II World and the main chip of the cake – a bright color – there is a direct connection.
Because of the lack of many products in sufficient quantities, cooks and pastry chefs of that time experimented a lot with the cheapest ingredients, including beetroot juice. The original coloring of the cake was made with its help and only later it was supplanted by artificial food colors.
There is no stopping at all: beets are one of the most inexpensive and at the same time festive products in color. Her unusual color more than once rescued different countries in difficult times. Continue reading

Tangerine Jams and Marmalades
The flavor of the New Year is, of course, the tangerines and the Christmas tree. And if the latter is still a bit early, then it's time to do tangerines.…

...

What to eat for breakfast? Apple pancakes!
Apple pancakes are a healthy alternative to ordinary ones. Apple circles are covered with approximately the same mixture as is used to make pancakes. Then they all bake in a…

...

Cooking eclairs
Eclair acquired the classic look in the nineteenth century thanks to the French chef Marie-Antoine Kemer, although the choux pastry was known before. But it was he who created the…

...