As you know, hot chocolate is a popular and delicious drink based on cocoa. The recipe varies across countries: in Europe and America hot chocolate made from milk and cocoa powder, and in Russia, diluted with milk, or in rare cases, water, melted bar of milk chocolate. The drink can give a more refined taste, adding some spices, such as cinnamon or vanilla.
How did hot chocolate
Be the first to prepare this drink became the indigenous people of the land where cocoa beans grow in abundance – the Indians of the American tropics.
By the way, a necessary component of chocolate was alcohol, so it was forbidden to use children and women. For more spice to the Indians was added to the drink a variety of spices, particularly chili pepper. Because the last ingredient chocolate got its name – “chocolatl” in the language of the Aztecs literally means “bitter water”. By the way, Continue reading
Many spices and seasonings came to us from the East. Diverse in flavor, taste, and smell, they make our kitchen more rich and refined. One of these spices – ginger, which traces its history from Western India and South-East Asia.
This perennial plant belongs to the ginger family. It is grown widely in warm climates for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Ginger is also called the “horned root”, and this is no accident. Branched rhizomes and shoots do look like horns. Depending on the degree of processing of the root distinguish black and white ginger. Black is more pungent and tart, because he undergoes little processing, and the white is more gentle, he is subjected to a more Continue reading