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23 06, 2017

History of wine and grapes – West Asia

By |2018-04-20T00:21:41-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Food, West Asia|0 Comments

History of wine: White grapes on the vine Grapes grow abundantly and reliably in the West Asian climate, and taste good, and even gatherers ate wild grapes (which are smaller than domesticated grapes). But the best thing about grapes has always been that you can ferment them into wine. This has several advantages. [...]

23 06, 2017

History of Tea – Ancient China

By |2018-04-20T00:09:43-07:00June 23rd, 2017|China, Food|0 Comments

Harvesting tea in China Wild tea bushes grew in southern China, where people first began in the Stone Age to make tea by drying tea leaves and then steeping them in hot water. By about 2000 BC, even before they were farming wheat, people in southern China were growing tea bushes on farms. [...]

22 06, 2017

Making tea – Food history projects

By |2017-06-22T02:33:19-07:00June 22nd, 2017|China, Food|0 Comments

A cup of tea (thanks to http://www.teaaccessories.net/) For the simplest tea project, make yourself a cup of black tea and drink it, just to see what it tastes like. You can just boil a little water and pour it into a cup and put in a teabag. Let it cool a little and [...]

22 06, 2017

History of coffee – Where does coffee come from?

By |2019-02-11T15:42:44-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Africa, Food|0 Comments

Where does coffee come from? Coffee history starts in Africa. Coffee plants grew wild in East Africa. Sometime before 1000 AD, the people who lived in Ethiopia, in East Africa, began to pick the red coffee berries and mash them up. They mixed the berries with fatty meat (like bacon) to make an energy bar like [...]