Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

This Week in Food History – 09/18/2017

In addition to being National Potato Month (see last week’s article), September is also National Mushroom Month. Mushrooms are easy to forage plants and Hunter-gatherers were familiar with them, though consumption by ancient people was certainly not associated with haute cuisine, that is unless you consider the Roman table of course. Modern cultivation begins sometime… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 09/18/2017

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This Week in Food History – 05/22/2017

  The fourth week of May, you’ll be happy to know, is National American Beer Week. The word “beer” comes from the Latin verb “bibere,” meaning “to drink.” The art of beer brewing in America dates back several centuries. In the 1580’s, Virginia colonists brewed their own ale from corn. In 1609, the words “Help… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 05/22/2017

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This Week in Food History – 05/08/2017

Since balance is everything, we thought we’d point out that in addition to being National BBQ Month (see last week’s post), May is National Mediterranean Diet Month also. This particular way of eating is often, and mistakenly, associated with the ancient feasts of the ruling class. In truth, the inspiration for the Mediterranean Diet comes… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 05/08/2017