A culinary journey through the history of coffee completed with historic recipes and coffee tasting.
'M E N U'
'All about coffee': the history of coffee, drinking practices, prohibitions, coffee adicts, coffee as a means of persuasion, examples from feasts and entertainment.
b) TASTING COFFEE HISTORY
Quishir (15th century.)
Coffee and sweet accompaniments (Istanbul and Ottoman occupied Greece: 16th -17th century)
Handmade Turkish delight
How to make coffee like Voltaire
Choux à la crème de café (18th century)
Coffee eggs (18th century.)
Coffee bοn-bons (19th century).
How to make coffee like Balzac.
Sherbet with sugared lemons and Ottoman coffee. (19th century)
Kurabiye (Ottoman butter cookies)
Coffee substitutes (19th century)
Black coffee cake (1914)
Greek coffee and kaykanas (omelette with eggs, honey and nuts)
25/12/ 2015. At Serenissima Boutique Hotel, Chania, Crete.
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