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27 07, 2017

Japanese food history

By |2019-10-11T05:37:38-07:00July 27th, 2017|Japan|0 Comments

Japanese sushi Food in Stone Age Japan The very earliest people who lived in Japan, starting about 40,000 years ago, lived mainly on fish caught from the sea, though they sometimes hunted local deer or other animals for their meat and they collected plenty of nuts and pears, too, and ate lots of seaweed with their fish. They picked [...]

25 07, 2017

Mullah Nasruddin – Islamic Stories

By |2018-04-23T15:30:20-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|0 Comments

Grapes on a Seljuk period plate Nasruddin lived in the time of the Seljuk Sultans. One day Nasruddin was coming from the vineyard with baskets of grapes on his donkey. The children crowded around Nasruddin. "Give us some grapes!" they cried. "Let us taste them!" Nasruddin picked up a bunch of grapes and pulled one grape - [...]

12 07, 2017

Who is Dionysos? Ancient Greek gods

By |2019-05-09T05:06:27-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

The god Dionysos is the god of wine and grapes What is Dionysos the god of? For the Greeks, Dionysos was a fertility god like Demeter. But while Demeter was the goddess of dry things growing, like grain, Dionysos was the god of wet things growing. Who is Demeter? And Persephone? Wine and [...]

23 06, 2017

Wine-making and wine presses – History

By |2018-04-20T00:22:01-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Food, West Asia|0 Comments

Roman slaves treading grapes Wine-making started out pretty simple: you picked the grapes and put them in a big concrete box, and then barefooted people - usually enslaved people - got into the box and stepped on the grapes over and over until they were all crushed and their juice ran out of [...]

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. [...]