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Prehistoric Europeans spiced their cooking

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

Europeans had a taste for spicy food at least 6,000 years ago, it seems.

Researchers found evidence for garlic mustard in the residues left on ancient pottery shards discovered in what is now Denmark and Germany.

The spice was found alongside fat residues from meat and fish.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-23769911

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

I hope it was a fine English mustard, and not that namby-pamby French stuff!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

LMAO Leonardo!! I guess with the use of garlic, they knew the marvelous properties of that herb too.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

I'd love to see the look on their faces if they find traces of ketchup. :whistle:

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:51 PM

Amazing to see they were experimenting with flavours thousands of years ago....we haven't changed that much, I guess.

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