Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Cinnamon is an amazing spice. Why? Because it is perfect in both sweet AND savory dishes!
Sometimes, though, what we think of as Cinnamon is really Cassia. This at least seems to be the case in the United States. I would compare Cassia vs. True (Celyon) Cinnamon with Sparkling Wine vs. Champagne. Champagne is champagne because it comes from Champagne region of France. But both sparkling wine and champagne can be delicious and have their place. True cinnamon, or celyon, comes from a cinnamon tree. Cassia comes from, you guessed it, a cassia tree. Both can be used whole (the bark) or ground. Cassia is a little coarser and slightly less fragrant than celyon cinnamon.
Below are some great dishes that include cinnamon. Simply click on the image to be taken to recipe!