Celebrating the victory over Pompey, Caesar made a feast, at which guests were placed at 150 000 22 000 tables. The holiday lasted two days. He also dismissed all poor families in the Empire of the rent for a year.
Despite the frequent appearance of orange on the well-known works of the Renaissance, they have not eaten at the Last Supper, simply because they were not available. Returning crusaders talked about what we have seen oranges “in the holy land,” which is probably influenced by Titian, Botticelli and other artists. But this was more than 1,000 years after the crucifixion. At this time, citrus fruits were introduced to the Mediterranean countries from China.
The first collection of recipes was published in 62 AD, Roman Apitsiusom. In a book entitled «De Re Coquinaria» described the dish, which enjoyed the Emperor Claudius.
It is said that Vitellus, former emperor of Rome in 69 AD, spent more than 1,200 pounds a day just on food. He could overpower the oysters a day in 1000, as well as a host of other delicacies. After a short reign, he was deposed by the Roman citizens, outraged excesses of their emperor, and his body was thrown into the river Tiber.
The Romans used poisonous lead as a sweetener.
When King John ascended the English throne in 1199, he rolled one of the most fantastic Christmas feasts. 900 liters of different wines, 400 oxen, 1,000 eels and 200 lampreys were absorbed into his hungry guests.
The word “honey” was used as a synonym of something pleasant (“like honey plastered,” “Honey Life” …) in ancient and medieval times, as the other sweeteners in Europe at almost was not. Only in the 12th century came the sugar when the Crusaders brought it with him from the East.
During the archaeological excavations of ancient tombs was found edible honey.
Honey has been used in golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.
When ketchup was founded in China in 1690, it contained no tomatoes. It consisted of pickled fish, shellfish, and spices.
At the end of the last century, books about food contained a typographical error. In indicator of iron content in spinach was incorrectly placed decimal point, so that spinach from the records contain ten times more iron than it actually is. Because iron is associated with power, this error was the basis of the famous cartoons: Popeye ate spinach athlete.
The belief that carrots are good for the eyes, wrong. This statement is extended during the Second World War when the British began to use the on-board aircraft radar, which allowed them to find the German bombs during the night. In order to mislead the Germans had been rumored that John Cunningham, the most successful night bomber of the Royal Air Force, developed at a phenomenal night vision by eating carrots in large quantities.
Sauerkraut was invented in China. Shi Huang-Ti, First Emperor of China, cabbage soaked in wine and fed her slaves who worked on the Great Wall of China.