Two new world firsts have just been identified: the oldest known dress and the oldest known bar and restaurant in France.
Traces of beeswax were found trapped in the clay fabric of cooking vessels from thousands of years ago. →
Food on the go was an integral part of daily life in the empire, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes. Continue reading →
A Finnish/German scientific team has analyzed some of the oldest preserved beer samples from an 1840s shipwreck to try to provide insight into how they were made.
High-class Scandinavians of the day enjoyed alcoholic mixture of barley, honey, cranberries, herbs and even grape wine imported from Greece and Rome.
The ancient Mycenaeans have a reputation as palace-builders and warriors, but they were also quite sophisticated cooks.
Syria's foreign minister, in a speech to the United Nations, claimed that his government is battling cannibals. Continue reading →
Examples of fantasized, attempted and real cannibalism have been around for millennia. What's behind people eating people? Continue reading →
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