Cappuccino and brioche: born in Venice

by Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Croissants and cappuccino were born in Venice. And history tells Gianni Moriani, creator of the master in culture, Food and wine at the University Ca’ Foscari, and author of “Cornett and cappuccino. History and luck ofItalian breakfast“, published by Terra Firma.

According to the text, explains Newsfood, the history of the cappuccino start with that of his ancestor, coffee, in 1615: in that year, merchants and travellers returning from the Ottoman Empire begin bringing in the lagoon city the drink, renaming it black water. Behind its consumption, at least initially, the desire to weave tighter trade relations with enemies-a member of the rising sun.

Then, in 1645, coffee becomes “in”. Goldoni celebrates it with a comedy, While Bach composed a cantata in honour of black water. Venice populating of coffee, where intellectuals and middle classes come to discuss, arguing and drinking. However, the cappuccino creates, in an involuntary, from a brother.

In 1683 the Friar cappuccino Marco from Aviano is sent by the Pope in Vienna: the goal is to convince the Europeans to form a military coalition against the Turks. During a break in negotiations, the religious enters a coffee (now spread throughout the old world) and order the drink-type.

From Aviano does not like coffee, finding the flavor too pushy, and try to set instrument with water first and then milk. The new drink is enjoyed, and what's more the color of saio worn. A waiter, by connecting the two things, exclaims “Kapuziner!”. The name remains, and the rest is history.

With regard to the Cornett, il libro di Moriani describes a multi-step process and several Nations.

Always in 1683, Vienna is besieged by an Ottoman army. During the night, a group of Rangers penetrates in the city: the objective is to open the doors and let the rest of the quota. However, local bakers are awake to work: Notice the movement and give the alarm. The attack fails and, later, the Sultan's army was defeated and repelled.

To celebrate the victory, your local bakers decided to create a new, Special sweet, Crescent-shaped, as the growing military flags of the invaders and call it kipferl.

Text inserts the key step: the Republic of Venice borders Austria, Thus the kipferl passes the border and is endorsed by the citizens of Venice under the name of chifel.

From The Lagoon, It then spread throughout Italy. So, to the North is called brioche, by “brier”, knead, the action required to prepare. To the South is the name of Cornett, by binding to the local tradition and superstition.

Then, the dessert arrives in France, at the request of Marie Antoinette's gourmet, and is renamed croissant. AND, concludes Moriani, “There are tomes, documents to confirm”.


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