antiquity

A golden apple was thrown into the wedding banquet of Peleus and Thetis by Eris, the goddess of discord, because ...
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Fashionable Julia Titi lived in the 1st century AD and was the daughter of Roman emperor Titus. She was quite ...
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Throughout the centuries saffron has been a symbol of wealth and elegance. Cleopatra used saffron water to keep her skin ...
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The celery we’re familiar with today is a descendant of wild celery, which was highly valued by the ancient Egyptians ...
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The first references to spinach are from Sasanian Persia (226-640 AD). In about 647 AD spinach was taken to China ...
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In ancient Greece, cabbage was cooked with coriander and rue then sprinkled with honeyed vinegar. Romans believed eating cabbage could ...
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Lately I can’t get enough of za’atar. An aromatic spice blend of oregano, sumac, cumin, thyme and sesame seeds, it ...
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Mustard cultivation is ancient; the Greek writer Herodotus mentioned mustard as a cultivated plant in the 5th century BC. It ...
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This stunning salad was one of the recipes prepared in my recent “Eat Like a Pharaoh” class at the Natural History ...
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