- How often do you eat sweets?
- When is the best time to eat dessert?
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- adopt /uh-DOPT/
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[adjective] – relating to or happening during a particular period in the year
This market is known for its seasonal fruits.
[verb] – to accept or start to use something new
We all have to adopt better habits this new year.
[adjective] – shaped like a circle
They discovered a circular island in Asia.
[noun] – a very old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories, not always true, that people tell about a famous event or person
According to legend, Zeus destroyed the city of Atlantis.
[noun] – a set of connected or related things
This city used to be full of bookstore chains.
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Baumkuchen is a round German cake with golden circular lines that look like a tree’s growth ring. The cake became popular decades after it was created in 1919 by German Karl Jukheim.
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In 1543, Portuguese merchants introduce a simple bread made of flour, sugar, and eggs as the “bread from Castile.” to the people of Nagasaki. Legend has it that the locals, who loved the cake, mistook that description as the name and went with it. It soon became known as “castella” and grew to become a beloved dessert all over Japan. Bunmeido is a popular brand selling this cake.
3. Mont Blanc
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Mont Blanc is a chestnut cake named after Le Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. Namashibori Montblanc is a specialty chain that serves Mont Blanc with freshly squeezed chestnut toppings.
Have you included these sweets in your must-try list? Whether paired with tea or eaten on their own, these desserts would surely bring joy to your day.
- What does a Baumkuchen look like?
- Who introduced castella to the Japanese?
- Which popular brand sells castella?
- After which mountain was Mont Blanc named?
- Which specialty chain serves Mont Blanc with freshly squeezed chestnut toppings?
- When was the last time you ate something sweet?
- Have you been to a dessert shop? If yes, please describe it. If not, which dessert shop would you like to visit?
- If you were to create a dessert, what would it be like? Tell us the name of the dessert and its ingredients.
- Which among the 3 Western-style desserts would you recommend to your friends?
- In your opinion, which Japanese dessert should be introduced to people from Western countries? Why?