متن انگلیسی درباره شکلات (لکچر انگلیسی) : در این مطلب یک متن انگلیسی به همراه تمرین های تقویت مهارت Speaking و سوالات درک مطلب در کنار این متن برایتان آماده کرده ایم تا شما یک پکیج آموزشی کامل را در یک صفحه در اختیار شما عزیزان قرار داده باشیم.
این متن انگلیسی درمورد شکلات به نکته جالب و البته کمی عجیب در مورد شکلات اشاره دارد. احتمالاً وقتی اسم شکلات را می شنوید یاد دو مزه شیرین و تلخ می افتید. ولی در این مطلب، شما با طعم جدید و جالب از این ماده خوشمزه و پرطرفدار آشنا خواهید شد…
Candy, cake, brownies, ice cream, pie, fudge–these are some common uses for chocolate. But did you know that chocolate also has a savory side? Michael Laiskonis, a pastry chef, says that while chocolate is certainly thought of most often as a sweet snack or dessert, it is being used more frequently in savory dishes.
Coca, and later chocolate, was first enjoyed by the Mayans and Aztecs of Central America, and then by the Europeans, particularly in countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy. This is because chocolate adds a dark, shinny color and a rich flavor to the sauce.
Mexican moles are a good example of sauces that heavily feature chocolate. Moles are rich and spicy sauces that originated in southern Mexico around the 16th and 17th centuries. They get their complex favor and dark brown color from chili peppers and chocolate, much like the original coca drinks from Mayan times.
Moles are commonly served with meat and rice. Over in Europe, an Italian vinegar sauce called agrodolce also uses chocolate, and is most often served with lamb and pasta. Some recipes for coq au vin, a classic French chicken dish, call for chocolate as well.
Chocolate is being used in less traditional dishes, too. Chefs and home cooks alike are rubbing steaks with cocoa powder and adding pieces of chocolate to meat stews. Many recipes follow the Mexican idea of adding of adding cocoa or dark chocolate, which has a bitter flavor, to spicy dishes, but it has recently become very popular in America to cover salty bacon or potato chips in chocolate.
This combination sounds odd but can actually be explained through science. Studies called ” flavor-study research ” have shown that certain foods with similar chemical structures taste good when eaten together. For example, chef Heston Blumenthal combined white chocolate and caviar because he thought the two offered a tasty balance of sweet and salty.
Scientists later found that those two flavors go well together because they have some proteins in common. This is also the reason why scientists think cocoa tastes good with cauliflower and garlic.
This might all sound a little strange if you have only ever known chocolate to be a sweet treat. But it is also good news for chocolate lovers–as Laiskonis says, ” No matter what your mother may have told you, it’s perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for dinner!”
“لغات مهم و کاربردی”
fudge : یک نوع کیک شکلاتی
savory : مزه غیر شیرین
pastry chef : شیرینی پز
particularly : مخصوصاً
It makes sense : طبیعیه – عادیه
complex flavor : طعم پیچیده
vinegar : سرکه
combination : ترکیب
sound : به نظر رسیدن
chemical structures : ساختارهای شیمیایی
flavor : طعم
acceptable :قابل قبول
“سوالات درک مطلب متن انگلیسی درباره شکلات”
می توانید جواب سوالات را در بخش نظرات بنویسید و با کاربران به اشتراک بگذارید
1. The writers assumes that the reader …..
a. knows how to bake a chocolate cake
b. knows chocolate is used in desserts
c. likes to eat chocolate in savory dishes
d. has traveled to Central America
2. Which question is NOT answered in the passage?
a. How is mole made?
b. What ingredients are in mole?
c. What color is mole?
d. When was mole first made?
3. What effect does chocolate have on dishes?
a. It makes the sauce darker
b. It makes the dish sweeter
c. It makes the meat softer
d. It makes the dish spicer
4. How does the article describe the flavor of cocoa powder?
5. Which food is NOT mentioned as going well with chocolate?