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23 06, 2017

Sugar and slavery – North America

By |2017-06-23T01:17:20-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Food, North America|0 Comments

Slaves on a sugar plantation about 1550 AD When European explorers came to North America about 1500 AD, they soon saw that the islands of the Caribbean - Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, for example - had the right weather for growing sugar cane, and they immediately started sugar cane farms there. As they [...]

31 05, 2017

Food in Early Central Asia

By |2019-03-09T07:36:09-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Food|0 Comments

Dried sour yogurt balls in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (thanks to Jeff and Becca Zanatta) Central Asian meat and dairy The nomads who lived in Central Asia, like the Scythians, the Mongols and the Turks, mostly lived on the meat and milk from their big herds of cattle. They ate a lot of yogurt and cheese [...]

30 05, 2017

Later Central Asian Food – History of Food

By |2019-03-10T07:00:08-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, Food|0 Comments

Russian rye bread Beef and yogurt In 1500 AD, most people in Central Asia were still cattle herders, and they ate beef, yogurt, and milk from their cows just they way they had in the Middle Ages, under the Mongol Empire. History of cattle How do you make yogurt? Early Central Asian food [...]