Category Archives: Wine

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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A Wine Theme Park Exists in France

A Wine Theme Park Exists in France It’s The Stuff Of Grown-Up Dreams BY SARAH WEINBERG Close your eyes, and picture your happy place. If you’re surrounded by bottles and bottles of good wine, glass in hand, then good news: … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF VEGETABLES

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

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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Oldest Foods

6 Oldest Foods Here are the 6 oldest foods or source of nutrients in the world found by archeologists Roman Tomb Wine. Burnt British Bread, Chinese Bone Soup. Ireland butter. Chinese Noodle, Beef Jerky. Earliest Known Cultivated Fruit Crop In … Continue reading

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Pear Cider

“Pear Cider”, A traditional perry (poiré in French) bottled under cork and cage from Normandy and Anjou. It is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears, similar to the way cider is made from apples. It has been common for … Continue reading

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Chicha

Chicha is an ancient Peruvian beer brewed with corn and is one of our most talked about brewing creations. In Peru, small communities produce it from masticated maize, naturally fermented in large clay pots and often flavored with indigenous fruit … 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 MIDDLE AGES (part 2)

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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Chablis Wine

Chablis Wine Of France’s wine-growing areas, only Champagne, Lorraine and Alsace have a more northerly location. Chablis are closer to the southern Aube district of Champagne than the rest of Burgundy. Chardonnay is believed to have first been planted in … Continue reading

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