The word “dessert” originated from the French word desservir, meaning “to clear the table.” It was believed that desserts were fed to the gods of ancient Mesopotamia and India.* Dried fruits and honey were believed to be the first desserts. In the Middle Ages sugarcane production spread throughout Europe, and this is when serving desserts became more widespread. There is no turning back now. Desserts are definitely popular. Some favorite local desserts are featured here with the hope you will try them this season and enjoy!
*(Source: *Kondl, Michael (2011). Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert. Chicago IL)