Category Archives: Food

How Bananas Changed the World

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered Published on 11 Jan 2019 From ancient origins to modern trade disputes, the world’s most popular fruit has a memorable history. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. … Continue reading

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Fill up With Five Stories About Soup

Delicious when you’re sick, delicious you’re well. Soup’s up! From hangover cures to phở, from soup made with bird nests to the humanitarian roots of Instant Ramen, you’ll leave this reel satisfied.

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How we can eat our landscapes

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of … Continue reading

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Harvesting the World’s Most Expensive Spice

Kashmiri saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, and for good reason. Found only in a certain region of Kashmir in northern India, farmers have been harvesting the red gold for hundreds of years. For farmer Ali Mohammad … Continue reading

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Cheese Tea Is China’s Latest Drink Sensation

Cheese tea is exactly what it sounds like: tea topped with cheese. The good folks at Beijing’s HEYTEA invented the simple, yet revolutionary, beverage to please younger consumers who take their tea with milk and additional flavorings. By the looks … Continue reading

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The history of tea – Shunan Teng

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history… Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there … Continue reading

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Part 16: Food: What Did Rich Nobles Eat in Medieval Times?

A knight would often be expected to attend at a feast given by those of even higher standing than himself, perhaps a high ranking bishop or even the King. Food historian Chris Carr demonstrates the type of food the very … Continue reading

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A Fine Dining Experience, From the Forest Floor

Culinary Artist, James Gop, has dedicated his life to embracing local foods, open fires and the vast beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. Mother Nature, to Gop, is a giant grocery store full of endless possibility. To celebrate the chef’s refreshing … Continue reading

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How to make 2,000-year-old-bread

In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his culinary investigations … Continue reading

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This 1,100-Year-Old Beer’s For You: Recreating Ancient Ales

For University of Colorado classics professor Travis Rupp, the best way to bring ancient civilizations back to life is in a pint glass. Rupp works on a special projects team at Avery Brewing Company to brew beers the way that … Continue reading

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