Category Archives: History

Did Genghis Khan’s Soldiers Eat Tabbouleh?

Did Genghis Khan’s Soldiers Eat Tabbouleh?   No, probably not exactly. The tomato was not known to them, but bulgur, green onions and parsley were.   My previous post was a lowcarb recipe for tabbouleh, and as written there – … Continue reading

Posted in History, Parsley, Personalities | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Fork Goes from Tuscany to France

A Fork Goes from Tuscany to France Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo de’ Medici was born in Florence, Italy on April 13th, 1519. At the time her family was the most important in Tuscany, and had been so for a … Continue reading

Posted in History, Personalities, Recipes Vegetables | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Easter, the Easter Bunny, and How to Color Eggs with Dyes Made of Herbs

Easter, the Easter Bunny, and How to Color Eggs with Dyes Made of Herbs Today the Christians of the world observe Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. A legend tells that the … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Christopher and the Peppers of the New World

Christopher and the Peppers of the New World After five weeks at sea, October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus, for the first time, reached the shores of what he thought was Asia. He had estimated that a westward route from Spain … Continue reading

Posted in History, Personalities, Recipes Vegetables | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

An Ancient Remedy for Curing Cold

An Ancient Remedy for Curing Cold Ancient Egypt is famous for its medical knowledge and use of organic products as herbs and spices for treatments.  It has been found a wine jar from the tomb of one of Egypt’s first … Continue reading

Posted in History, Personalities | Tagged , , | 3 Comments