When we travel, we take pictures and buy some souvenirs from the places we visit, but there are things that our memories hold with much more pleasure. It’s smells and flavors. Perhaps because in that place the ingredients are better for that dish or because it is a traditional recipe, made by the hands of very skilled people, sometimes a recipe passed down from generation to generation. Sweet memories of eternal flavors, I miss flavors.
The fact is that certain delicacies recognized around the world are named after their homelands. Some become more famous than their origins. I’m going to talk about places you might not even know, but their names are very familiar. For example, did you know that in the north of France (area marked by good milk and dairy products) there is a region called Chantilly? That’s where cold, aerated cream based on fresh cream and sugar comes from. Still in France, another region produces a sparkling white wine with a particular method of fermentation, this place is called Champagne.
source: Paris rive droit & rive gauche / Global grass hopper
Not everyone knows, but the real thing Wood Sauce it comes from Madeira Island, in Portugal, and to be called that way, Madeira wine, produced there, must be used in its preparation. Still in Lusitanian lands, who has not yet experienced the Pastel de Belém You do not know what you’re missing. If you ever visit Lisbon, be sure to try the original in Belém!
source: Tour du Monde
For those who like ice cream (I still don’t know anyone who doesn’t like it) should know one with three flavors that comes from the city of Napoli, that is, Napolitano. It is also worth remembering that in Italy, the Parma region originates from one of the most famous cheeses in the world Parmesan, as well as the Parma ham, the Parmegiana.
Hamburg is a city in Germany, its meat preparation has such a strong name that it gives name to the sandwich in which it is present. We say: “I ate a ham sandwich”. “I had a chicken fillet sandwich”. But we never say “I ate a hamburger sandwich”.
Around the world there are several recipes with names of places, people, family names, endless curiosities waiting to be recorded in our taste memories. I still don’t know Minhas Gerais, but the Minas Cheese is indispensable for a good cheese bread and, look how curious, two great accompaniments of cheese bread are also derived from milk, butter and dulce de leche. As if that were not enough, Minas still produces fantastic coffee.
source: Dublin for Brazilians
Well, while I’m not going to Minas, I have to make cheese bread at home!
cover photo: Goddess Hobbies