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8 09, 2017

Central and South American food

By |2018-04-19T15:03:08-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, Food, South America|0 Comments

Aztec men sharing a meal When people first came to Central and South America, perhaps about 15,000 BC, they hunted and gathered all of their food. They picked wild potatoes, wild teosinte (the ancestor of corn), wild beans and wild tomatoes and avocados. They hunted rabbits and llamas and turkeys, and fished in the rivers and the ocean. For fun, they probably fermented teosinte and other plants into [...]

10 08, 2017

Green corn ceremony – Native American religion

By |2019-07-25T09:34:39-07:00August 10th, 2017|Food, Native American, Religion|0 Comments

Green corn ceremony: Corn, beans, and squash growing together When people started farming... Like other people around the world, when people in North America started to get more of their food from farming, starting about 1 AD, they also began to hold harvest festivals every year to celebrate a successful harvest with plenty of food to eat [...]

8 08, 2017

Cherokee food – What did Cherokee people eat?

By |2019-09-14T06:38:15-07:00August 8th, 2017|Native American|9 Comments

Cherokee food: Corn on the cob The Three Sisters People who lived in the Cherokee nation were mostly farmers. They ate mainly corn and beans and squash (the "Three Sisters") that they grew in their fields. More about the Three Sisters Cherokee history All Native American articles How did the Cherokee cook corn? They made the corn into flat breads like tacos and tortillas [...]

22 06, 2017

Popping popcorn – Central American food project

By |2017-06-22T02:11:42-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Central America, Food|0 Comments

Popcorn Corn's not as good for you as carrot sticks or salad, but still you can make a pretty healthy snack that tastes good by making popcorn. To make popcorn the way the Aztecs did it, you'll need to get some regular popping corn (not microwave popcorn). They'll have it at the grocery [...]

21 06, 2017

Corn history – Where does corn come from? (Teosinte)

By |2019-09-13T06:42:56-07:00June 21st, 2017|Central America|20 Comments

Corn history: Corn on the cob Teosinte and corn Corn is a kind of seed, like rice or wheat, that comes originally from a kind of wild grass that grows in Mexico called teosinte. Evolution of seeds When did grasses evolve? Central American food All our Central America articles Corn has lots of [...]