“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” - Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996) Humorist, syndicated columnist, writer & author of 15 books
Yeah! Today is National Dessert Day. The sweetest day of the year!
Sharing two delicious cake recipes for you to savour with a cuppa coffee or tea.
Did you know?
The word "dessert" originates from the French word desservir, meaning "to clear the table, according to Wikipedia. This is because dessert is served after a main meal’s dishes have been cleared.
Its first known use; the word “dessert”, was in 1600, in a health education manual entitled Natural and artificial Directions for Health, written by Welsh writer, Sir William Vaughan. (1575 - 1641)
Read that again; I did! The beginning of dessert written in a health education manual?! 😂
The sweetness of dessert existed long before there was a proper title for it.
As an act of worship, ancient civilizations would offer dried fruits and honey to their gods.
In Ancient Greece, a special sweet bread was made with nuts and honey to make an almost cake-like dish called plakous.
It is believed the Ancient Greeks may have also invented pie, as Aristophanes mentions sweetmeats and pastries filled with fruit in his plays.
There are many stories in Bible Times that center on meals eaten in community together. Meals were opportunities to show hospitality to strangers and demonstrate fellowship to believer, according to “Toward a Theology of Dessert.”
As for dessert, although we tend to think of fruit as a healthy alternative to sweets, ancient societies reached for fresh and dried fruits.
They didn’t have refined sugar to make cakes or pumpkin bread. So they enjoyed fruits like grapes, apricots, pomegranates, melons, figs, and dates; the main desserts of their time.
Honey was “chief among desserts” and used to sweeten other foods.
Thank you for reading about interesting trivia about dessert. "Food for thought”
Wishing you all a sweet day!
Happiness is knowing there is cake in the oven.
Happiness is sharing good food with good friends.
Cheers to you, your health. 😉 Enjoy your dessert. 😊
What kind of dessert will you enjoy today?
Who you gonna share #dessert and a cuppa with?
Share your dessert of the day and comments below.
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