One of the most beloved spices in the world, Cinnamon is actually the dried and curled up inner bark of one of several varieties of trees in the genus Cinnamomum.
Cassia Cinnamon is one of those varieties and the majority of it grows in the lush Kerenci Valley on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It’s a sustainable crop that has been harvested in more or less the same way for centuries.
Come along as we show you how the inner bark of the tree is harvested and dried to form this incomparable spice loved around the world.
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
- The heart and soul of Sri Lanka cuisine is spices
- It’s a very surreal experience
- Spices add to the food and flavour
- The pods have been extracted and dried
- A healing property
- All the secrets to life
- A ton of cooking lessons
- Cinnamon sticks
- Tons and tons of spices
- At the market there are vendors that sell walls and walls and walls of spices
- It’s an excellent example of everyday life
- It’s colorful and loud
- All the food that is eaten
- It was easy to wander around
- There was so much happening
- They taught us how to make candy and sweets
- Everything is done from scratch
- There was a leader on each project
- There is a lot to be learnt from these ladies