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FRENCH VS ITALIAN PASTRIES

Publication date: 11-Dec-2017

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Both nations have gifted the world with some of the best ever recipes for pastries and baked goods.



If you’ve ever wondered about the culinary differences between these two countries, you have probably realized they both rightfully deserve their world-renowned reputation for making the best pastries.

Italy

Italy’s pastries were enhanced with new ingredients brought from the Americas such as tomatoes, peppers, corn, and potatoes, though cheeses and wines dominate their recipes. Everything is made from fresh produce and mimics the character of its people; their recipes are local and natural.

Today, one of the most emblematic and well-known Italian desserts is Tiramisu. The word itself translates to ‘pick me up’ and its combination of cacao and coffee are masterly. The French Opera Cake is similar, made with chocolate ganache, coffee creme, and layers of biscuit.

France

French pastries are considered to be the best in the world. Their delicacy comes from their rich origins that blend Italian, Arabic, and Austrian cuisines, and celebrate chocolate as the king of ingredients, working it with true mastery.

The flavor and decorations of French chocolate desserts are celebrated in the best pastry shops in the world. France has been enjoying chocolate since 1615, when it started being imported from the Americas and was also used for medicinal purposes.

Some of the most famous French desserts are chocolate mousse and cold chocolate soufflé. The art of French pastries lies in the care and passion that are put into creating the best flavors.

When considering with which dessert to close your own menu, the pastry styles of both nations offer excellent, delicate, and sublime options
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