• Chocolate


    Chocolate is one of the most sensuous of foods with profound associations with both romance and the comforting of broken hearts. It comes from the cacao beans of the cacao tree. The scientific name for this tree is “theobroma cacao” with theobroma meaning “food of the gods.” Chocolate was introduced to the Western world by

  • Food in Ancient Times

    Food in Ancient Times

    by Michael Sones What and how much did our ancestors eat? Ancestral man was a hunter-gatherer. Remains from sites excavated by archaeologists indicate animals, bird, fish, and shellfish were the primary diet. The ancestors of vegetables such as the radish, turnip, and onion were also eaten. Controlled fire made its appearance on the scene anywhere