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January 4, 2015

Sorbet

I hate wasting anything, specially food. Have you noticed that a lot of fruit goes to waste after New Year's Eve? I like fruits but I cannot finish the 12 pairs, more actually, that we prepare to welcome the new year. 


To make sure that none of these fruits are wasted, I freeze them the moment I wake every first of January to be made into sorbet or shake.  My favorite among the fruits, watermelon.


Sorbet is the French equivalent of the British water ice. 
Sorbet is a frozen fruit dessert typically made with a sweetener and a fruit puree.
I made my watermelon sorbet sugar free so this is a lot healthy than eating ice cream


The word "sorbet" is possibly derived from the Italian verb "sorbire" (to imbibe). However, the root is present in such Indo-European languages as Greek and Persian for example. The English word "sherbet" entered English directly from the Turkish in the early 17th century.

Other folklore holds that Nero, the Roman Emperor, invented sorbet during the first century AD when he had runners along the Appian way pass buckets of snow hand over hand from the mountains to his banquet hall where it was then mixed with honey and wine.

(Source:Wikipedia)

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