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American food history – tacos to… tacos!

By |2018-04-24T09:45:59-07:00August 11th, 2017|Food, North America|

People eating in Virginia, about 1550 AD (from the British Museum) Native American food In 1500 AD, most of the people living in North America, like the Pueblo, the Cherokee, the Iroquois, and the Mississippians, ate mainly beans and corn and squash. Sometimes people ate their corn baked into tacos or tortillas; other times people boiled corn into mush or soup. To go with [...]

Where are sweet potatoes from? Central America

By |2018-04-19T15:42:19-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Central America, Food|

Sweet potatoes People in both North America and South America ate lots of sweet potatoes. That's because sweet potatoes are very good for you. They have lots of calcium, potassium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, and your body needs all of those things. Plus, sweet potatoes taste good. They are very sweet, which [...]

Eto – African food

By |2018-04-09T16:59:41-07:00May 18th, 2017|History|

Eto: yams before they are cooked Eto is a kind of food that people ate in West Africa. You cooked yams until they were soft, and then mashed them. Then you added eggs and palm oil. This made a rich, satisfying food that people loved to eat. People ate it when they were [...]

African Food – History – Cooking and eating in early Africa

By |2019-02-03T18:04:09-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, Food|

Early African food: Wheat bread African food before farming Before people started farming, African hunters and gatherers ate mainly fruit (especially figs), with some meat and fish and seafood and eggs. Along the coasts, Africans also fished and gathered shellfish. They harvested wild grain and nuts to eat, and gathered honey. They got a [...]