Cinnamon is the bark of a tropical evergreen tree, which, when drying, curls upon itself to form small sticks. These sticks are then ground to obtain a cinnamon powder.
This woody spice can season food and drink. Its best-known use is in sweet food: it sublimates pastries, cream, gingerbread, buns, compote. It combines particularly well with apple and chocolate. Regarding beverages, it perfumes deliciously hot chocolate and mulled wine for example.
A spice perhaps less well-known, it also spices savoury dishes, especially for Indian or Oriental dishes like couscous and tagines.