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Roman restaurants – going out to eat in ancient Rome

By |2018-05-21T17:00:47+00:00August 31st, 2017|Economy, Food, Romans|

A carving of a fast food restaurant in northern Europe Many people in bigger towns in ancient Rome lived in just one room and didn't have kitchens in their apartments. They ate most of their meals in fast food restaurants like this one in the picture. You can see that one guy is sitting at a booth while [...]

History of eggs – Where did eggs come from?

By |2018-04-19T15:41:29+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, Southeast Asia|

History of eggs - A basket of eggs People have been eating eggs since there first started to be people, about six million years ago. Eggs have a lot of protein in them, and they don't fight back - you can get them just by climbing to where the nest is and picking [...]

Where do carrots come from? Central Asian food

By |2018-04-19T14:54:20+00:00June 20th, 2017|Central Asia, Food|

History of carrots: Wild carrots (Queen Anne's Lace) Carrots are from Central Asia Wild carrots probably evolved with the other flowering plants, about 360 million years ago in the Cretaceous period. Like apples, carrots are native to Central Asia, where there are many kinds of wild carrot. That's why horses, which come from [...]

Food in Early Central Asia

By |2018-04-16T10:38:08+00:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Food|

Dried sour yogurt balls in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (thanks to Jeff and Becca Zanatta) The nomads who lived in Central Asia, like the Scythians, the Mongols and the Turks, mostly lived on the meat and milk from their big herds of cattle. They ate a lot of yogurt and cheese and steaks, and dried strips [...]