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Japanese food history

By |2019-03-22T06:30:25-07:00July 27th, 2017|Japan|

Japanese sushi 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 sudachi fruit (like limes) and squeezed [...]

Where do peaches come from? China

By |2019-03-28T05:30:27-07:00June 22nd, 2017|China|

Peaches growing on a peach tree Where do peaches come from? China was the first home of peaches. Peaches are related to almonds and apples, but apples and almonds grew further west, and peaches grew further east. History of almonds More about apples Food in ancient China All our China articles When did [...]

Where do almonds come from? West Asian food

By |2019-01-23T06:23:23-07:00June 20th, 2017|Food|

History of almonds: Almonds drying after harvest (Southern Spain) Where do almonds come from? Wild almonds are related to peaches and apples. Almonds probably evolved about the same time, around five million years ago. Like peach trees and apple trees, almond trees made cyanide poison. That kept sheep and goats and rabbits from eating their [...]

Food in ancient China – rice and tea

By |2019-04-07T08:17:23-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, Food|

Chinese food Chinese food: rice Rice was the first grain that people farmed in China, and rice is such a basic food in China that the Chinese words for "cook" and "eat" both include the word for "rice". At first people picked wild rice. But people were farming rice along the Yang-tse River [...]