Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cinnamon - who knew!

Another article from America's Test Kitchen...

CINNAMON: "In 1910, true cinnamon (made from the bark of a tropical evergreen tree) cost as much as $100 per pound, so merchants imported cassia—a much more commonly available and stronger-tasting tree bark—and labeled it cinnamon. Whatever the name, apple pies and mulled cider wouldn't be the same without it. But while there's only one true cinnamon tree, there are a number of cassias, so the "cinnamon" you buy from two sources may not taste the same."

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