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A Ritz –Montreal recipe

A Ritz –Montreal recipe. Scampi Pernod Absinthe is a traditional dish made with a garlic, butter, touch of finally chop amount of onion sherry or white wine add prawns half shot of Pernod until scampi’s turn slightly red add small … Continue reading

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ICE CREAM Continued

ICE CREAM Continuation It was in the eighteenth century that ice cream was introduced to Lyon France by an Italian, Spreafico Family I would rather have ice cream since it won’t melt as quickly and I don’t have to quickly … Continue reading

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The origin of ice-cream

The origin of ice-cream An ice-cream-like food was first eaten in China in 618-97AD. King Tang of Shang, had 94 ice men who helped to make a dish of buffalo milk, flour, and camphor. A kind of ice-cream was invented … Continue reading

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France: Gastronomy

France: Gastronomy The French Kitchen An engaging book “A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment New Press 2019 352 pp. It recounts the history of France through its food. For the French, their cuisine is … Continue reading

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The Origin of Cultivated Fruits and Vegetables

The Origin of Cultivated fruits and Vegetables Most plants are poisonous. Humans have cultivated those few that were edible and nutritious or good tasting, and have selectively bred them over thousands of years for a variety of traits including size, flavor, and … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF VEGETABLES By Tim Lambert Artichokes Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean. They were eaten by the Greeks and Romans and later by the Arabs. However, after the fall of Rome artichokes were rare in Europe until … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF FRUITS By Tim Lambert Almonds Almonds are native to western Asia. They are mentioned in the Bible and the Egyptians grew them. The Romans grew almonds and they have been popular ever since. Apple The apple … Continue reading

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20th Century Food (part 4)

20th Century Food (part 4) Ordinary people ate better food in the 20th century. In 1900 some families sat down to a meal of a plate of potatoes and malnutrition was common among poor children. Food was also expensive. In … Continue reading

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FOOD IN THE MODERN WORLD (part 3) 16th Century Food In the 16th century, rich people still ate a variety of food with a great deal of meat. However poor people usually ate dreary food. In the morning they had … Continue reading

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FOOD IN THE MIDDLE AGES (part 2) Saxon Food Saxon women brewed beer. Another Saxon drink was mead, made from fermented honey. (Honey was very important to the Saxons as there was no sugar for sweetening food. Bees were kept … Continue reading

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