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Did you know that the tomato comes from America and was not known in Europe – and in the rest of the world – until the s. XVI? Did you know that this fruit (!) Was at first yellow, and that’s why it was called pomodoro – “golden apple” – in Italy? Or that the pretty carrot -original of Europe and Western Asia-was at first deformed, whitish, and hard as a log?

In addition to one of the pleasures par excellence of life, gastronomy is art, folklore, adventure and history, constituting at the same time a reason to know the world.

It will be the expansion of the great empires from the Age of Discoveries that will ultimately lead to the globalization of foods common today at our table thanks to the relocation of crops, rapid transportation, modern conservation techniques and World trade.

If we exclude fish and seafood from our list of purchases, perhaps you do not know that today’s delicacies at our table have a very distant origin, albeit in some cases, parallel – Eastern Europe / Near East, p. Eg – and off-road (species, subspecies) in various parts of the planet.

Thus, from America (Central America) come the aforementioned tomato, potato / potato, bean / bean, pepper / hot chili, cocoa, corn, avocado, sweet potato, peanut / peanut or pineapple, while That the cranberry, strawberry or pumpkin would be “North Americans.”

They come from Europe: chickpea, asparagus, artichoke, fig, hazelnut, olive (oil), lettuce, pea, sugar beet, lentils, hops, carrots or grapes came).

From Africa: banana / banana, coffee, melon, millet, sorghum, sweet potato or watermelon.

From the Near East / Asia Minor: almond, fig, wheat, rye, carrot, dates, bean, fig, grape, hazelnut, olive, lentil, lettuce, pear, Rye, garlic or spinach. From central Asia the onion, oats, apple, asparagus, alfalfa, peach or cherry would be spread. In the East the apricot, the cabbage, the eggplant, the orange, the kiwi, the lemon, the rice, the soybean or the tea would originate. Indostan will provide the chickpea, coconut, cucumber, eggplant, fig, lentil, lemon, millet, mango, rice, sugar cane and tea. And the Southeast / Pacific area of ??coconut, yam, cucumber, eggplant, orange, rice, mango, millet, tea and plum.

In terms of meat, we will emphasize that the pig has Asian origin, cattle and sheep in the Eurasian confluence, North American turkey, Asian SE chicken, Central Asian horse (although its origin -extinct- Is American), the rabbit is from Europe SO (Iberian peninsula), Asian duck (China) and European and East Asian goose.

Enjoy your meal!

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