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THE REAL FRUIT OF LOVE?
17/12/2014
From the "Forbidden fruit" in the Garden of Eden, to the golden apple given by Paris to Aphrodite....
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THE STORY OF A WOLFPEACH
20/04/2013
French botanist Tournefort provided the Latin botanical name, Lycopersicon esculentum

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DUE TO ITS APHRODISIAC PROPERTIES...
21/04/2013
Some forms of wild Cicer have been found in some excavations at Hacilar (Turkey) dating back to 5000 years BC
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THE PIG MUSHROOM
19/04/2013
From the descriptions left by Pliny in his "Natural History" book
SOUP HAS ALWAYS BEEN AROUND
21/04/2013
The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling,
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EGGPLANT WAS USED AS A DECORATIVE GARDEN PLANT
15/04/2013
The ancient ancestors of eggplants were first cultivated in China in the 5th century b.C.
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HOW TO TASTE ACETO BALSAMICO TRADIZIONALE DI MODENA
15/04/2014
To properly taste Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, you will need a small wine glass, a silver spoon and a candle
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MANY NAMES AND A LEGEND
03/04/2015
The apricot is the fruit that announces the arrival of summer and in fact the ancient Romans called it also praecox.
POOR MAN'S MEAT
21/04/2013
Man used leguminous plants to enrich the soil centuries before he knew what made them useful
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A SYMBOL FOR ALL
10/05/2013
The origin of basil is uncertain: according to some, it is native to the Tropical Asia
THE LEGEND OF THE FARMER AND ITS SOW
15/04/2013
Truffle dates back to as early as the ancient Egyptians
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TO EACH ONE ITS OWN BASIL
14/04/2015
The basil has many varieties, over 50, broken down by leaves’ form and color and scents of greater or lesser intensity.
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A LEGEND TELLS THAT IN 1574....
19/04/2013
The story of risotto began in the 14th century B.C., when the Arabs brought rice to Sicily and Spain

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THE REVENGE OF CROCUS
20/04/2013
Records detailing the uses of saffron dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN...
01/05/2013
Predecessors to radicchio were once found all over areas of Eurasia and
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THANKS TO CATERINA DE MEDICI!
08/04/2013
Artichokes are one of the oldest foods known to man. Zeus was said to have turned a scorned lover into an artichoke.
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TOMATOES DRESSING LIKE EGGPLANTS
11/12/2014
Here they are: “Sun black”, tomatoes OGM free, looking like eggplants..