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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 Old French desservir, "to clear the table." Common desserts include cakes, cookies, fruits, pastries, ice cream, and candies. Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300. ... For other uses, see Cake (disambiguation). ... This article is about the food. ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... Basket of western-style pastries, for breakfast Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Pastries For the Pastry Distributed Hash Table, see Pastry (DHT). ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... For other uses, see Candy (disambiguation). ...

Dessert, as served in a Swiss mountain restaurant
Dessert, as served in a Swiss mountain restaurant
Bosnian Dessert

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, sweet, afters and dessert being considered non-U. However, dessert is considered slightly better than the other two, owing to many young people, whose parents say pudding, acquiring the word from American media.[1][2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 796 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2720 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 796 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2720 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Bosnian cuisine does not use any spices, and, when it does, in very small quantity. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... Pudding can be prepared with a large variety of toppings such as fresh fruit and/or berries, and whipped cream Christmas pudding Dessert pudding Illustrations from Isabella Beetons Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management, 1861 Pudding most often refers to a dessert, but can also be a savory dish. ... Debrett’s history as a specialist publisher began in 1769, with the publication of the first edition of The New Peerage. ... A colloquialism is an informal expression, that is, an expression not used in formal speech or writing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... U and non-U English usage, with U standing for upper class, and non-U representing the rest, were part of the terminology of popular discourse of social dialects (sociolects) in 1950s Britain and the northeast United States. ...

Although the custom of eating fruits and nuts after a meal may be very old, dessert as a standard part of a Western meal is a relatively recent development.[citation needed] Before the rise of the middle class in the 19th-century, and the mechanization of the sugar industry, sweets were a privilege of the aristocracy, or a rare holiday treat. As sugar became cheaper and more readily available, the development and popularity of desserts spread accordingly. Occident redirects here. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... During the 19th century, the Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Ottoman empires began to crumble and the Holy Roman and Mughal empires ceased. ... Mechanization is the use of machines to replace manual labour or animals and can also refer to the use of powered machinery to help a human operator in some task. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ... Aristocrat redirects here. ... Vacation redirects here. ...

Some have a separate final sweet course but mix sweet and savoury dishes throughout the meal as in Chinese cuisine, or reserve elaborate dessert concoctions for special occasions. Often, the dessert is seen as a separate meal or snack rather than a course, and may be eaten apart from the meal (usually in less formal settings). Some restaurants specialize in dessert. In colloquial American usage "dessert" has a broader meaning and can refer to anything sweet that follows a meal, including milkshakes and other beverages. Chinese cuisine (Chinese: 中國菜) originated from different regions of China and has become widespread in many other parts of the world — from East Asia to North America, Australasia and Western Europe. ... A snack food is seen in Western culture as a type of food that is not meant to be eaten as part of one of the main meals of the day (breakfast, lunch, supper). ... For other uses, see Milkshake (disambiguation). ...

According to many Americans, dessert is one of the causes of severe obesity. (A commonly heard phrase is, "But it's still yummy!") If eaten in moderation, however, dessert can be a very sweet ending to a meal and will not burst one's waistline. Many diet programs, such as Jenny Craig, provide low-fat (but still scrumptious) desserts for those who want to lose the pounds without "losing the taste".


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