Over the past 10,000 years, Cicer arietinum has gone from being a wild bean in the Neolithic Fertile Crescent to a legume so valuable that its seeds are frozen at Svalbard Global Seed Vault to research and cultivate for future generations.
It may not be the flashiest kitchen appliance, but most Americans own a slow cooker. Despite their “set-it-and-forget-it” functionality, slow cookers still can yield underdone vegetables and overdone meat.
The origins of the kitchen knife are thought to date back more than 2 million years to Africa where “Oldowan tools” were made by chipping stones to create a sharp edge to cut or chop game meat and tough plants.
Whether you enjoy grapes raw as a snack, cooked, dried or in juice (or wine), there’s a lot to love about this fruit. Aside from being delicious and versatile, grapes provide important nutrients. A member
The trend toward plant-based protein and meat alternatives continues to gain traction among consumers, but Americans do not appear to be giving up meat entirely — with beef in particular remaining a popular protein source.