Desserts Information

Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the French language as dessert and this from Old French desservir, "to clear the table" and "to serve." Common desserts include cakes, cookies, fruits, pastries, ice cream, and candies.

The word dessert is most commonly used for this course in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Ireland, while sweet, pudding or afters would be more typical terms in the UK and some other Commonwealth countries, including India. According to Debrett's, pudding is the proper term, dessert is only to be used if the course consists of fruit, and sweet is colloquial. This, of course, reflects the upper-class/upper-middle-class usage. More commonly, the words simply form a class shibboleth; pudding being the upper-class and upper-middle-class word to use for sweet food served after the main course.

Desserts are often eaten with a dessert spoon, intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.

Wikipedia, Desserts, (as of Apr 1, 2010)

Desserts Books

Log in or join now now to suggest Desserts books.

Desserts Videos

Log in or join now now to suggest Desserts videos.

Desserts Links

Desserts is in LifeKnot's Food category. See more Food activites.
Log in or join now now to suggest Desserts links.

Desserts Tweeps

Log in or join now now to suggest tweeps the tweet about Desserts.

Desserts Gear

Log in or join now now to suggest Desserts gear.

Desserts Gurus

gu · ru [goo-roo] : one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and experience in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others. Log in or join now now to designate yourself or someone you know a Desserts guru.

LifeKnot members interested in Desserts

View even more people interested in Desserts

LifeKnot lists over 1,520 activities. Join now to perform advanced searches of all activities.

LifeKnot ∞ Meet people that share your interests.
Copyright © 2018 LifeKnot, LLC. All rights reserved.
find us on facebook ©
follow us on twitter
Process time: 0.2383 seconds.