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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
A DELICACY RESERVED FOR ROYAL FAMILIES
18/04/2013
Jam-making probably began in the Middle-East where cane sugar grew naturally
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THANKS TO PELLEGRINI ARTUSI
21/04/2013
Minestrone dates back to 1800 and it has its roots in the
farming tradition
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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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HUMANS BEGAN HUNTING HONEY 10.000 YEARS AGO
18/04/2013
Honey collection is an ancient activity
MADAME EST MALADE
18/04/2013
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English language in 1480
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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THE QUEEN OF ARTICHOKE?
16/02/2015
To celebrate the artichoke at Castoville is held every year. During the event is also organized a beauty contest ..
POOR MAN'S MEAT
21/04/2013
Man used leguminous plants to enrich the soil centuries before he knew what made them useful
THE BENEDICTINE MONKS TALENT
20/06/2013
The history of the Grana Padano dates back to the year 1000 in which the Benedictine monks
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Just a matter of terms ?
20/03/2015
Plums, prunes and dier plums..when a name can make the difference...
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TODAY MORE THAN 25 MILLION ACRES OF OLIVE TREES ARE PLANTED WORLWIDE
15/04/2013
Olives have been cultivated in parts of the Mediterranean for at least 5,000 years

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THE
29/12/2014
The scent is the distinguishing characteristic for truffles. A scent sometimes indicated as “stink”, but...
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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
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SPANISH CALLED IT PIMIENTO
15/04/2013
Bell peppers have been cultivated for more than 9000 years