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13 09, 2017

West Asian food – Mesopotamia and Iran

By |2019-09-05T05:41:27-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Sumerians sipping beer through straws (ca. 2500 BC) The people of West Asia traditionally divided themselves into two groups who had very different eating and drinking habits. These two groups thought of themselves as enemies, even though they also traded with each other and married each other all the time. One group lived in [...]

1 09, 2017

Roman food – rich and poor

By |2019-09-16T20:26:18-07:00September 1st, 2017|Romans|3 Comments

Roti bread made with millet Romans ate a lot of fish Although the first people who came to the Mediterranean were probably following along the coast, and ate mainly fish, shellfish, seaweed, and wild figs, by the time the Roman Republic got started, there were far too many people in the Mediterranean to be able to live entirely from [...]

31 08, 2017

Roman restaurants – going out to eat in ancient Rome

By |2018-05-21T17:00:47-07:00August 31st, 2017|Economy, Food, Romans|0 Comments

A carving of a fast food restaurant in northern Europe Many people in bigger towns in ancient Rome lived in just one room and didn't have kitchens in their apartments. They ate most of their meals in fast food restaurants like this one in the picture. You can see that one guy is sitting at a booth while [...]

22 08, 2017

What is Mardi Gras? Christian holidays

By |2017-08-22T14:09:20-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Pieter Brueghel, Carnival on the left and Lent on the right In the later Roman Empire, around 300 AD, people began fasting for Lent, for the forty days before Easter. On the first day of Lent, people went to special church services and smeared ash on their foreheads to show they were mourning - grieving. Lent always begins on a Wednesday, so [...]

14 08, 2017

Brigham Young – Mormon religion

By |2019-02-23T14:15:13-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Brigham Young in the 1840s And after they killed Joseph Smith? After a mob killed Joseph Smith, the Mormons chose a new leader, Brigham Young (BRIG-am yung) and wisely left Illinois. The Mormon Church American religion All our American history articles Where did the Mormons move to? In 1847, Brigham Young decided that the Mormons [...]

11 08, 2017

American food history – tacos to… tacos!

By |2018-04-24T09:45:59-07:00August 11th, 2017|Food, North America|0 Comments

People eating in Virginia, about 1550 AD (from the British Museum) Native American food In 1500 AD, most of the people living in North America, like the Pueblo, the Cherokee, the Iroquois, and the Mississippians, ate mainly beans and corn and squash. Sometimes people ate their corn baked into tacos or tortillas; other times people boiled corn into mush or soup. To go with [...]

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 [...]

23 06, 2017

History of wheat farming – West Asia

By |2019-03-30T06:19:00-07:00June 23rd, 2017|West Asia|1 Comment

Wheat history: a field of wheat Did early humans eat wheat? Ever since people left Africa for West Asia, about 70,000 BC, they have probably always eaten wheat, which tastes good and is also a good source of carbohydrates and not a bad source of protein. Wheat is native to West Asia, so people [...]

20 06, 2017

What are carbohydrates?

By |2019-02-27T20:31:13-07:00June 20th, 2017|Food|0 Comments

Rice has a lot of carbohydrates What are carbohydrates made of? Carbohydrates are foods which give you energy. They are called carbohydrates because they are made of hydrocarbon molecules. That is, they are made of hydrogen atoms and carbon atoms. Your body gets energy by eating these long, complicated hydrocarbon molecules and then [...]

20 06, 2017

History of beer – Where does beer come from?

By |2019-03-25T04:54:00-07:00June 20th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

History of beer: Sumerians sipping beer through straws (ca. 2500 BC) When did people start to make beer? Even before people began farming in China, West Asia and Egypt, they were already using wild grain that they gathered to make beer. When they did begin farming, around 6,000 BC, they made even more [...]