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Pastila: The Forgotten Russian Candy - Food History - Via WritingInTheKitchen.Com - @WritingInTheKitchen

A Brief History: Pastila, Russia’s Forgotten Candy

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Pastila is the Russian version of pâte de fruits; it was developed in Kolomna as a way to preserve apples through the hard, cold Russian winters, and there are over fifty recipes. It was made in the 15th century as a “medieval preserve” – after it was dried it could be stored for long periods of time without spoiling or…

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Who Really Invented Pavlova? - Food History - Via WritingInTheKitchen.Com - @WritingInTheKitchen

A Brief History: Who Really Invented Pavlova?

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Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert that is usually topped with fresh fruit and lashings of whipped cream. It is a delightful dessert but its history is mired in a bit of controversy. You see, Anna Pavlova, the ballerina for whom the dessert was invented – and named – visited both Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. The two neighbouring…

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Coconut Cream Fudge

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So, I have a confession to make. It’s about coconut. I _adore_ it. It may not come as a complete surprise to those of you who have been faithfully reading my posts (just in case you missed the confession that I adore Bounty, here’s a link), but I just can’t have _enough_ coconut. That warm beautiful nut with its coarse…

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