Cinnamon - Christmas spice for many occasions.
Cinnamon has a very typical taste, which with its slight spiciness is in any case closely associated with Christmas. Whether gingerbread, cookies or fruit bread - cinnamon may not be missing here of course. It is also part of drinks such as mulled wine and punch, and many use a touch of cinnamon in coffee, cocoa or tea to get in the mood for Christmas. But even away from sweet dishes or drinks and especially away from Christmas, cinnamon cuts a fine figure in the kitchen. The spice is particularly popular in Indian, Moroccan and Thai cooking. It goes well not only with stews and stews, but also with lamb dishes, couscous and noodle soups.
Cinnamon - the spice stick with a long history
Cinnamon began its triumphal march in the 15th century when Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator, discovered cinnamon on his travels and brought it back to Europe. Until the 18th century, cinnamon was reserved only for the rich and was considered one of the most precious spices of all. Today, it can be found on virtually every spice shelf. By the way, cinnamon is the rolled-up bark obtained from the cinnamon tree.
Cinnamon - the versatile spice
Cinnamon is truly versatile, because it can be used not only for sweet dishes, but also for savory. For example, cinnamon can also be found in numerous spice blends, such as Ras el Hanout. Cinnamon goes especially well with chili and cayenne pepper. Maybe you feel like cooking oriental dishes and using cinnamon in hearty dishes. If you are not quite so keen on experimenting, then continue to use cinnamon for Christmas pastries and desserts. In any case, you should have cinnamon as a permanent fixture in your spice rack, because you will use it again and again - guaranteed! Find here in our online store cinnamon in ground form and also as whole cinnamon sticks.