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Cinnamon has been in use by humans for thousands of years—possibly as early as 2,000 B.C.
Beer–it’s the chosen beverage of English kings, Egyptian stonemasons and Homer Simpson. And it has a long and celebrated history going back to 3400 B.C.
From their humble beginnings as cooking utensils to paper-wrapped bamboo sets at the sushi counter, there’s more to chopsticks than meets the eye.
Once a highly valuable spice, pepper has influenced regional cuisine the world over.
Not just tasty but essential for life, salt has a long and tumultuous history all its own.
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Explore the ancient Egyptian diet and try out a traditional spice blend at home.