For some of us fast-food is the ultimate getaway, the ultimate sin, meal-wise. Also deserts are for many of us a weakness, an escape from the real world, a world where only you and the taste buds exists. This includes me- I call myself Ms.Sweet Tooth.
Prepare yourself (and you money) for a journey that will make you drool.
Macarons, cheesecake, chocolate, candies- you name it, I want to eat them all at a time 😀
First time when I took contact with these very special deserts was when I arrived in Bucharest.
In Chisinau, there was only home-made cake, and even if there were some special desert, were only for “the chosen ones” a.k.a rich people.
Little did I know about cheesecake or macarons, or the marvels that surrounds those fancy desserts.
Did you even know that one of the most appreciated deserts in nowadays, cheesecake, the original recipe was from Greece, 4000 years ago, while many of us assume wrong that it has its origins in New York?
The first “cheese cake” may have been created on the Greek island of Samos. In Greece, cheesecake was considered to be a good source of energy, and there is evidence that it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. Greek brides and grooms were also known to use cheesecake as a wedding cake.
The simple ingredients of flour, wheat, honey and cheese were formed into a cake and baked – a far cry from the more complicated recipes available today!
When the Romans conquered Greece, the cheesecake recipe was just one spoil of war. They modified it including crushed cheese and eggs. These ingredients were baked under a hot brick and it was served warm. Occasionally, the Romans would put the cheese filling in a pastry. The Romans called their cheese cake “libuma” and they served it on special occasions.
As the Romans expanded their empire, they brought cheesecake recipes to the Europeans. Great Britain and Eastern Europe began experimenting with ways to put their own unique spin on cheesecake. In each country of Europe, the recipes started taking on different cultural shapes, using ingredients native to each region.
Cream cheese was an American addition to the cake, and it has since become a staple ingredient in the United States. In 1872, a New York dairy farmer was attempting to replicate the French cheese Neufchatel. Instead, he accidentally discovered a process which resulted in the creation of cream cheese.
While some of us like to eat some regularly cheesecake, I love discovering new places that are making delicious dessert- in this case JW Marriott Garden, that has some delicios deserts, including of course cheesecake.
Now you can start to drool or go immediately and buy a piece of cheesecake!