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Amazing Dessert Facts

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  • …That a dessert is typically the sweet course that concludes a meal in the culture of many countries, including the western world. The course usually consists of sweet foods, but may include other items.

  • …That the word "dessert" originates from the French word desservir "to clear the table" and the negative of the Latin word servire.

  •    That there are a wide variety of desserts in western cultures, including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings, and candies.

  • …That fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness.

  •    That many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world, such as in Russia, where many breakfast foods such as blini, oladyi, and syrniki can be served with honey and jam to make them popular as desserts. The loosely defined course called dessert can apply to many foods.

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