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History of wine and grapes – West Asia

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

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. [...]

History of coffee – Where does coffee come from?

By |2018-01-30T22:11:58+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Africa, Food|

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 [...]