So how do we track back in time to find the origins, the stories of how our favorite foods began?
Who put fortunes in cookies and tomato sauce on spaghetti?
Food pairings and cultural dishes have a long history. From spice trades, to climate regions, culinary history continues to evolve. Natural food traditions complement what was in season – what was in season also supports exactly what our immune system and our overall physical nutritional health.
Steamed winter greens such as spinach drizzled with olive oil and a lot of lemon juice is a Greek food staple known as Horta. If the greens were eaten with cheese or just salt, for example, you wouldn’t get the benefit of absorbing the high levels of Calcium and Iron in the vegetable. When lemon juice or other foods high in Vitamin C are added to the greens, this assists the body for absorption – plus spinach is delicious with lemon juice anyway! Win-win.
So that’s just the nutritional side . . . on the history side, this info-graphic produced by Cheapflights.ca tells it how it is. Anthropology of Food . . . . I love it! Appetite for variety – I celebrate all things real food. Enjoy!
Sushi photo (slider) via Shutterstock