CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

September 10, 2016

ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE

BY MARGARET MENDELkrl-ceylon-cinnamon

Today cinnamon is considered a common spice. But a long, long time ago the origin of cinnamon was a closely guarded secret and this spice was considered to be as valuable as gold or precious jewels. This spice was so important that the demand for it drove world exploration and countries went to war over this aromatic seasoning. Click here to read the article.

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4 Responses to CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

  1. Sharon on September 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Had no idea that cinnamon has such a history! One of my go to spices! Fun read.

    • Pushing Time on September 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Sharon. Yes, cinnamon is part of a little known bit of history. There is more, much more, though brevity was best with this article. Glad you enjoyed the read! Thanks for taking the time to come by and leave a comment. And you know, just a pinch of cinnamon in any recipe had an interesting depth of flavor.

  2. jeri fink on September 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    What a great story. I love history but food history has a very special place. Who ever thought that “common” cinnamon” had such a colorful past. BTW my “secret” ingredient in chicken soup is cinnamon stick!

    • Pushing Time on September 14, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Hi Jeri. Yeah, who knew cinnamon had such an influence in the world history. Food has a fascinating and tangled history. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. And you were the cook who turned me onto the cinnamon stick in a chicken soup!! Many thanks!!

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