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West Asian food – Mesopotamia and Iran

By |2018-04-25T23:40:08+00:00September 13th, 2017|Food, West Asia|

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 [...]

Where are chickpeas from? West Asia

By |2018-04-19T15:28:55+00:00June 21st, 2017|Food, West Asia|

History of chickpeas: Dried chickpeas Chickpeas are from West Asia Chickpeas are a kind of bean that probably evolved in West Asia, in what is now eastern Turkey, around the same time as other flowering plants, about 100 million years ago. Chickpeas have lots of protein and fiber, so they fill you up, [...]