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Great Reasons to Go Out to Eat

With today’s health consciousness, Pinterest posts showing amazing homemade family meals, and cooking shows trying to convince us how “easy” it is to cook fabulous meals, eating out often gets a bad reputation. The truth is that there is nothing wrong with eating out at restaurants if it fits with your goals, values, and healthy…

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The Origins and Uses of Pita Bread

Nearly every civilization since prehistoric times has made some type of bread, flatbreads, and pita loaves were some of the very first ever made. From what archeologists can determine, the pita originated with peoples west of the Mediterranean. It may have been the Bedouins who first made it. The thinking is that after a long…

Take A Pizza Our Heart!

Can you guess what America’s favorite comfort food is? This same food is also the world’s most popular food to feature on Instagram. It’s an ancient food, cooked by an age-old method, and it comes from the Mediterranean region. It’s pizza! What was early in the 20th century considered to be an ethnic, poor-person’s food,…

The Origin of the Kebab

If you’ve ever watched movies set in the ancient world, it’s not difficult to imagine soldiers roasting chunks of meat on their swords over the fire. Or we’ve all seen hunters depicted turning game – a rabbit or a deer – as it roasts on a spit over the flames at their campsites. On the…

For the Falafel Faithful

Discussing the origins of ancient foods that people still love to enjoy today always seems to end in side-taking and passionate assurances that the dish in question was undoubtedly conceived of in one or another’s native land. One of those foods is falafel – the delectable little gold fritters, made from soaked chickpeas, parsley, garlic,…