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Roman restaurants – going out to eat in ancient Rome

By |2018-05-21T17:00:47-07:00August 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 [...]

Easy lentil soup recipe – Cooking up History

By |2017-06-22T01:46:02-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, West Asia|

Ethiopian food Three suggestions for projects with lentils: 1) Go to an Indian or Ethiopian restaurant and try something with lentils in it. 2) Make lentil soup at home. Here's a recipe: In a large saucepan, put a few spoonsful of olive oil. Chop an onion and two stalks of celery and two [...]

Barley soup or barley pudding – Food project

By |2019-02-10T13:02:21-07:00June 21st, 2017|Food, West Asia|

Barley soup (thanks to Wikipedia) How to make barley soup You can eat like a medieval peasant by making your own barley soup at home. Start by peeling a carrot, a turnip, a parsnip, and an onion. Chop them up into bite-size pieces. Also chop one stalk of celery and two cloves of [...]

What is barley? History of food

By |2019-02-10T12:52:13-07:00June 20th, 2017|Food, West Asia|

Barley ready to be harvested How is barley different from wheat? Barley's a kind of grass, like wheat or millet or sorghum or rice, that is a good source of carbohydrates for people. Barley and wheat both grew wild in West Asia. Barley is different from wheat mainly in that it will grow with [...]