Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa
The history of cocoa
Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and
Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.
The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic
The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, Continue reading
The choice of the Turks
First we need to choose a good Turku (this cookware also known as a cezve . srja . dalla . wine ). The diversity of the Turks is very large, but there are some conditions that distinguish good Turks and bad.
The first is the material. Turk needs to conduct heat very well and thus should not enter into chemical interaction with coffee . sugar and spices.
With this task good metals, the Turks made from aluminum, stainless steel, copper and silver . Best on the thermal conductivity of these metals are copper and silver, but because of its costs, the Turks of silver rather belong to works of art. So coffee drinkers prefer copper Turks with
internal coating of food grade tin or silver, which protects the copper from oxidation.
The second important point is the form . It should be wider at the bottom and have a narrow waist. The optimum ratio of size equal to 2-3. Bottleneck reduces the area of evaporation and thus we preserve the aroma of coffee. For cooking on the sand make more elongated Continue reading
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