History of Caramel

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by chefcarolyn, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. chefcarolyn

    chefcarolyn

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    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?
     
  2. chrose

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    Once upon a time, someone burned some sugar :eek: ....it was good.... :D


    (Sorry, it's the best I could do :rolleyes: ) :)
     
  3. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Heh heh.. that was funny though :)
     
  4. moxiefan

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    I was once told Marie-Antoine Carmel invented it. I wouldn't bother looking doing too much research along those lines, though....


    -- P
     
  5. anneke

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    Not likely... Caramel comes from a latin word. Not a name. Nice try though! ;)
     
  6. chefboy2160

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    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