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Category: Ancient History
Since prehistoric times, humans have found ways to make food last longer through a variety of methods ranging from fermentation and pickling to salting, smoking and drying, but a method for preserving food in a nearly-fresh state had remained elusive.
This week, we’re looking at some very different foods that share a common, but unusual, trait.
Did you know that the roots of modern-day deviled eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome?
This week, we’re looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.
From Italian ravioli, to Polish piroshky, to Chinese pot stickers, the humble dumpling is beloved by eaters around the world.
The health benefits of fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, broccoli, and kale are well documented, but which foods did our ancient forebears consider to be exceptionally healthy?
Love to grill? Well, you’re not the first. In fact, the Greeks beat us all to it by more than 3,000 years.
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.