This day in FOOD HISTORY

Pedro

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Mar 2008
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On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yeah...I win!!
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This day in FOOD HISTORY
In 1860, March 27 two patents for corkscrews with different actions were issued on this day.

M.L.Byrn of New Work cit was issued Patent Np. 27,615 for a direct pull type in the form of a “covered gimlet screw with a ¨T¨handle.”

Philos Blakes was issued Patent No. 27, 665 for a metal frame type.
I´ll drink to that.
 

AlpinLuke

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Oct 2011
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Italy, Lago Maggiore
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In the tomb of Tutankhamen there were some jars of wine with labels reporting the producers, the provenance and the year of production. But in the age of King Tut the production of wine was alread well developed: there are evidences that already around 2,500 BCE Egyptians produced several different kinds of wine.

Anyway there is who sustains that the production of wine arrived from Indian lands passing through Sumer.

In any case, for the Mediterranean region, it was Egypt to spread the production of wine.
 

AlpinLuke

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Oct 2011
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Italy, Lago Maggiore
#6
Generally, this thread will be difficult to develop. For example we don't know who and when invented the "pizza". We know the date when some kinds of pizza had invented [according to traditions], but about a lot of dishes we cannot rely on certain sources.

Just to say ...

It's easy to imagine that an Italian invented the "spaghetti". Eh no, there is a debate in progress with Arabs and Chinese about this and ... it seems that China is going to win: archaeologists have found a dish of spaghetti from 4,000 years ago in China!
 
Aug 2016
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Poland
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Actually 2 or 3 countries claim invention of wine: Iran, Armenia and Georgia.
Earliest archeological discoveries confirming wine production come from Georgia and they are 8000 years old. They have also several hundred sorts of indigenious grapes.
 

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