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27 06, 2017

Northern European food history

By |2018-04-21T13:19:15-07:00June 27th, 2017|Food, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Northern Europeans ate a lot of ham Food is one of the most important ways that people can show what group they belong to: we eat this kind of food, and our enemies, those people over there, they eat some other weird kind of food that we wouldn't touch with a ten foot [...]

27 06, 2017

Early European environment: northern Europe

By |2019-05-29T18:18:54-07:00June 27th, 2017|Environment, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Black Forest in Northern Europe: the early European environment had a lot of forests like this one. Not so different from Central Asia When people first arrived in northern Europe and Scandinavia, following the Danube inland from Central Asia, they found an environment that must have already been familiar to them: a lot [...]

22 06, 2017

Does eating fatty food make you fat?

By |2019-06-06T21:04:12-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|0 Comments

Fatty food: There are lots of different kinds of cheese. Why do we need to eat fat? Fats are foods which store energy in case you need it later. Everybody needs some fatty food or they will starve to death. What about carbohydrates? Do we need protein? What part of my body is [...]

12 06, 2017

History of pigs, pork, and bacon

By |2019-08-05T19:19:38-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy, Food|0 Comments

History of pigs: A wild boar Where do pigs come from? The first pigs evolved in Southeast Asia from earlier, smaller mammals, about two million years ago, and spread out from there all over Eurasia and Africa. The Quaternary period Central Asian food history Wild pigs live in forests, especially where there are [...]

12 06, 2017

Make your own bacon – A history project

By |2017-06-12T11:36:24-07:00June 12th, 2017|Crafts, Food|0 Comments

You can easily make your own bacon at home, and it will be much better than store bacon (but not cheaper). Go to the butcher at the grocery store and ask for a pound of pork belly; if you can't get pork belly buy what they call "country boneless ribs", which is actually pork shoulder [...]