History of Caramel

Joined Jul 20, 2004
I am currently looking for the history of caramel - I know it was created by either the Turks or Arabs - but I do not know anything further. Can anyone help?
Joined Nov 20, 2000
Once upon a time, someone burned some sugar :eek: ....it was good.... :D

(Sorry, it's the best I could do :rolleyes: ) :)
Joined Jan 31, 2002
I was once told Marie-Antoine Carmel invented it. I wouldn't bother looking doing too much research along those lines, though....

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Joined Jan 5, 2001
Not likely... Caramel comes from a latin word. Not a name. Nice try though! ;)
Joined Oct 13, 2001
It was the Irish!Fell asleep at the fire while drinking and woke up to some good Caramel! Same way they invented that burnt beer. The Beer tastes like s**t ( my opinion) but the Caramel rocks.
On a seriouse note I think that a google search into the history of sugar might help. Refined sugar has not realy been around for that long in quantities sufficient for cooks to burn so I think its a fairly recent addition to our culinary useage. Honey and molases (besides fruit and veggies) I think were the mainstay of sweet tooths for most of mankinds history!
I still think it was the darn hard drinking Irish!
OOPS, Im half Irish so excuse me and never mind..........Douglas
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