Culinary mistakes. What dishes were invented by chance
On August 24, 1853, Indian chef John Crum made up chips. He did this to annoy a harmful customer. There are many such stories. Many of today's famous dishes were…

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Muse Cookery and cooks in robes: 10 interesting facts about chefs
In the 18th century, English King George II commanded that the white cap always be worn at work. This headgear negated the risk that the hair of the conquerors would…

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Vintage English Apple Pie
The British love apples and perfectly master the skill of making apple pies. When an Englishman wants to say that something is typically British, he says "as English as apple…

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Easy Apple Pie

One autumn evening we racked our brains: how to fake a cake, but so that it was lighter than usual. So that was not so deadly for the figure, like all the other pies in the world, and so that was also apple. Because, in the corner of the kitchen, the basket of apples expressed a reproach with all its appearance, and even seemed to hint: eat them! September is in the yard, a rare person now does not have in the kitchen a basket / bag / box of summer apples.
In such a difficult situation, many would have failed: apples, a light cake – a seemingly hopeless situation. But having rejected all doubts that there is a way to find an easy cake, we were wading through dozens of mocking recipes, for some unknown reason, supplied with the tag “low-calorie cake” or “light cake”. Continue reading

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, strudel penetrated Italian cuisine.
Italian strudel is not as solid as its prototype: a very thin dough barely restrains the filling, a thin crisp melts in your mouth.
By the way, the whole strudel history – from beginning to end – is a story about border crossing. Strudel is a Turkish baklava in the past. How did she get to Austria? Continue reading

Apple and Meat Pie and a few general considerations about savory apple dishes
Autumn is coming, apples fall from the branches. Have you thought about using apples not for pie, jam and cider, but for some non-sweet, not dessert food? Yes, maybe you…

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Chocolate pie
We used to think that tasty pastries and a good figure are simply incompatible, but exceptions can be found from every rule. Such a pleasant surprise will be a wonderful…

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Two autumn marmalade: from quince and persimmon
Quince marmalade is troublesome, but worth it. You will get an elastic, fragrant "fruit cheese", which can be stored for a long time and enjoy its concentrated taste of quince.…

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