Who doesn’t like dessert? Derived from the French phrase “desservir la table,” it literally means “to clear the table.” As the saying suggests, desserts are to be enjoyed as the finale of a meal. In the past, desserts were only for the rich. Honey, sugar, and fruit were expensive and hard to find. However, in the 17th century, England, France, and the Netherlands began building and developing large-scale sugar cane farms. This led to the reduction of sugar prices, and people began consuming sugar at a much higher rate. Since then, the history of dessert has exploded with abundance!
Tiramisu and gelato are typical desserts of Italy. The word tiramisu actually means “pick me up,” and it’s true that this popular Italian dessert really does make people happy. Pure gelato, Italian-style ice cream, is a combination of milk and sugar, contains no artificial additives, and is mostly fat-free. In Italy, kids with small appetites are encouraged to eat a lot of gelato! English pudding originating from the 17th century was born on the battlefield. Often difficult to get food, cooks mixed eggs into leftover bread and added some cheese to create the first pudding. Walking down the street in Korea, you can see cafes and bakeries lined with delicious desserts in their windows. Now you know where some of them came from!
Yeri Chang Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. What is the meaning of the French phrase “desservir la table”?
2. Why are kids with small appetites encouraged to eat a lot of gelato?
3. Why did English cooks create the first pudding on the battlefield?
1. Do you enjoy dessert after meals? Why or why not?
2. What is your favorite dessert? Why do you like it?
3. What kind of Korean dessert will you recommend to foreigners?