Cinnamon sticks are obtained from the bark of the cinnamon bush.
Originated from China, Chinese cinnamon is one of the oldest spices in the world, it was appreciated even before the new era in great cultures like the culture of ancient Greece. There is a reason for this. This type of cinnamon is highly appreciated for its sweet aroma and strong and warm note with a pleasantly astringent base.
– It is recommended that cinnamon sticks be crushed or grated before use.
– Cinnamon goes well with meat and game dishes. In Italy, it is used for aromatising stews and pasta sauces, for example in pasta with sausage ragù.
– Cinnamon has a strong aroma but is not a dominant spice. We can taste it and use it in large quantities, especially in combination with other spices.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest products of world trade. Its habitat is South China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos. Since ancient times, Chinese cinnamon has been transported along the antique trade routes, such as the Silk Road, to the Mediterranean areas. It was then transported by sea to major European ports, such as Venice and Genoa.
It can be used with:
Cinnamon sticks go well with anise, mixtures of edible flowers, hot peppers, cloves, honey, ginger, laurel, nutmeg, orange peel, pepper, allspice, rosemary, thyme, lemon zest and onions.