Ancient Food

I decided to reblog this one with the addition of this article
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180508-israels-millennia-old-biblical-diet

I always knew food history was more complicated than what contemporary political figures would like us to think.
I am planning to go to Israel B’H soon, and hopefully, will try to go Neot Kedumim again (I was there once planing trees). Will let you know if I end up there again.

Noshing Across the Nation

Just one more article today – this time totally food related.

Archaeological team prepares 4,000-year-old Hittite meals

I love the idea of making foods that our ancestors ate long ago.

Here’s a salad that opens your palate to beautiful flavors, very easy to make and comes to us from ancient times.

This is one of my favorite salads, which looks totally unpretentious, but is packed with flavor. Unfortunately, the prohibitive cost of pine nuts here, in New York, prevents me from making it as often as I would love to, but for a special occasion, it is just great.

The famous Arab geographer al-Maqdisi, writing in the year 985 CE, noted among the marvels of Jerusalem pine nuts, called kadam, which are unrivaled anywhere on earth.

Ingredients:
200 grams pine nuts
Olive oil
A bunch of fresh coriander
A bunch of fresh parsley
A small bunch of…

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