While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Cheers to your first shot of the day - November 8 is National Cappuccino Day.
Wake up your day with one of our favorite adopted Italian caffeinated beverages, the cappuccino!
A traditional cappuccino is espresso, hot milk and steamed-milk foam, all sitting pretty in a little cup - hence the name, which originates from capuchin, meaning "small cap."
Espresso fills the bottom third of the cup, followed by a third of hot milk and then topped with foam that can then be decorated with turbinado sugar, cinnamon or chocolate if your barista is particularly artistic.
So how does your barista whip up that magical foam? It's called "microfoam," and it's created by incorporating tiny bubbles of air into the milk, which gives the steamed milk a thick, smooth texture. But this is difficult to achieve, and a good cappuccino is indeed a prized thing.
At the very least, you can perfect your foam mustache. It is "Movember," after all.
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