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All About Cheesecake


Posted: August 21, 2005
by: T.Alexander

I'm not sure who decided it was best to serve desserts at the end of dinner. A disciplinarian I suppose who wanted to make a point about patience. If I were making up the rules, desserts would always be served first.

What's your favorite dessert? Mine is cheesecake - usually some variation of chocolate because we all know that chocolate works. The perfection of the cheesecake was most likely a top priority for Adam & Eve, but first recorded history is not until 776 B.C. when athletes were served cheesecake during the Olympic Games.Cheesecake_new_york

These days there are hundreds of cheesecake recipes. Cream cheese, Neufchatel, cottage cheese or ricotta are the essential ingredients and determine the final quality. Here's what Linda Stradley with What's Cooking America has to say about the New York Cheesecake. "The New York cheesecake is the pure, undulated cheesecake with no fancy ingredients added either to the cheesecake or placed on top of it. It is made with pure cream cheese, cream, eggs and sugar. Everybody has a certain image of New York style cheesecake. According to New Yorkers,only the great cheesecake makers are located in New York, and the great cheesecake connoisseurs are also in New York. In the 1900's cheesecakes were very popular in New York and New Yorkers say that cheesecake wasn't really cheesecake until was cheesecake in New York."

Whether you're a minimalist favoring New York style or a flamboyant seeking Cappuccino Chocolate, you'll find a wonderful selection of desserts at GourmetStation to satisfy your gourmet food gift shoping list.


Your Comments

I agree dessert would be first if I had been the head chef.

Posted by: Jane at Nov 15, 2005 7:11:17 PM

For perfect cheesecake, you can try these tips, provided by Philly's Best Cheesecake Chef Kim Cuthbert (Sweet Jazmines)

http://threelayercake.com/content/view/235/48/

Posted by: Three Layer Cake at Apr 29, 2006 8:07:42 AM

(CHEESECAKE) WHAT CAN YOU NOT SAY ABOUT IT IS LIKE EVERY THING THAT YOU COULD EVER DREAM OF ITS THE BEST OF THE BEST AN MOST OF ALL ITS MY FAVORITE DESERT THEN COMES CHOCOLATE BUT THE WORD (CHEESECAKE) STADNDS OUT FOR ITSELF.

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