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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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How to make 5,000 year old beer I Pleasant Vices episode 3

In episode 3 of the Pleasant Vices series food historian Tasha Marks is joined by brewer Michaela Charles and beverage consultant Susan Boyle to make Ancient Egyptian beer. To find out more about ancient brewing, read Tasha’s article on the … Continue reading

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How to make Mesoamerican 18th century mash up hot chocolate I Pleasant Vices episode 2

Tasha Marks is back for episode 2 of the Pleasant Vices series. This week she is joined by master chocolatier Paul A. Young to discuss chocolate’s introduction to 18th London as a delicious and beneficial drink. In this episode, Tasha … Continue reading

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Why Parmesan Cheese Is So Expensive

A wheel of parmesan cheese can cost over $1,000. A single wheel takes at least one year to age, 131 gallons of milk to make, and it can only be made in a restricted area in northern Italy, in the … Continue reading

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Why You MUST Try Native American Cuisine | AJ+

Native American cuisine is America’s original food, dating back some 10,000 years. So why don’t we see Native restaurants on every street corner in the U.S.? Yara went on a road trip through the American Southwest to find out.

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How to make a chocolate bar with a twist I Pleasant Vices Recipe

The British Museum Published on 21 May 2018 Tasha and Paul follow on from their hot chocolate adventure to show us how to temper chocolate into an amazing chocolate bar. The mould for this chocolate bar is a scaled down … Continue reading

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