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Published August 28th 2013
I feel sorry for cats. Yes, I know many of them lead perfectly pampered lives, but did you know that they are unable to taste sweetness? While that might be a good thing in some respects — no mid-afternoon cravings for a sugar hit or fears of carbohydrates going straight to their thighs, for instance — it also means they're never going to appreciate the divine sweetness of a gorgeous gateau or marvellous meringue. Who's purring now?
Ancient peoples indulged in sweet treats like fruit or nuts rolled in honey, and the Chinese invented a type of ice cream in 3,000 BC, but desserts really came into their own with the manufacturing of sugar in the middle ages. English apple pie recipes date back to the time of Chaucer. Chocolate, that staple of desserts everywhere, began life as a fatty, bitter drink favoured by the Aztecs but eating chocolate as we know it wasn't commercially developed until 1847. And the rest, as they say, is sweet history indeed.
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