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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 [...]

21 08, 2017

What is Christian communion? History of religion

By |2019-04-21T08:03:09-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Maybe our earliest image of the Last Supper - from the Catacombs of Domitilla, 100s AD The Last Supper At the Last Supper, Jesus gave his disciples bread and wine. What's the Last Supper? History of Passover History of Christianity Roman religion All our ancient Rome articles Jesus appears to Peter Then shortly after Jesus was crucified, [...]

12 07, 2017

Who is Demeter? Greek goddess Demeter

By |2019-05-04T07:13:55-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Greek goddess Demeter: A field of wheat growing What does "Demeter" mean? The Greek goddess Demeter is an earth goddess; her name is De, which means earth (the same word as Gaia) and meter, which means mother. Demeter is the goddess of growing things, especially of grains like wheat and barley and millet. History of [...]

6 07, 2017

Ancient Greek food – History of Food – Ancient Greece

By |2019-09-14T06:38:45-07:00July 6th, 2017|Greeks|10 Comments

Ancient Greek food - Platter with fish (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Sacrifice and Greek food Food, for people in Ancient Greece, was what separated people from animals, and from the gods. Gods didn't need to eat, and people did. Animals ate their food raw, but people cooked their food and were civilized. The [...]

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 [...]

23 06, 2017

History of rye bread – Central Asia

By |2018-04-16T12:29:35-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Central Asia, Food|0 Comments

A field of rye growing Like barley and wheat, rye's a kind of grass that is a good source of carbohydrates for people. Rye is different from the other grains mainly in that it will grow much further north, in colder climates, and in poorer soils. So people who lived further north, in [...]

22 06, 2017

History of oats: where are oats from?

By |2019-09-18T07:50:56-07:00June 22nd, 2017|West Asia|2 Comments

History of oats: Oats growing in a field What is the history of oats? Like wheat and barley and millet, oats grow wild all around West Asia. Probably early gatherers picked oats and ate them. But when people first started farming wheat and barley, about 12,000 BC, they didn't like oats as much. [...]

21 06, 2017

Yuca bread recipe – Cassava bread

By |2018-04-19T15:03:05-07:00June 21st, 2017|Food, South America|0 Comments

Yuca bread or cassava bread To get a better idea of what yuca tastes like and what you can make with it, try making yuca bread, as people did in South America thousands of years ago, and still do today. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix a cup of tapioca flour (look in [...]

20 06, 2017

What is barley? History of food

By |2019-02-10T12:52:13-07:00June 20th, 2017|Food, West Asia|0 Comments

Barley ready to be harvested How is barley different from wheat? Barley's a kind of grass, like wheat or millet or sorghum or rice, that is a good source of carbohydrates for people. Barley and wheat both grew wild in West Asia. Barley is different from wheat mainly in that it will grow with [...]