Food Timeline Throughout History

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I found this absolutely amazing site which has a Food Timeline from the beginning of mankind through to today! It dates when specific foods and ingredients appeared during history, and even historical recipes used!
You can head to their website to check out the entire list with probably a good thousand or so recipes and foods listed!
Food is a necessity in the existence of mankind. And over the last several thousand years we have found new foods, developed new foods, and concocted countless new recipes!
Here are a just a few items on their massive list:
3000 BC
butter, palm oil, barley, peas, carrots, onion, garlic
1000 BC
 pickles, peaches, oats
1st Century
chesnuts, lobster, shrimp, crab, truffles, strawberries, raspberries, turnips, kale
15th Century
coconuts, jelly, jams, preserves, sushi
17th Century
doughnuts (in America), pralines, coffee cake, cream puffs, eclairs, maple syrup, cranberries (in America), modern ice cream
18th Century
coffee (in America), root beer, tapioca, ketchup, French Fries
ice cream cones, sandwich bread, Macadamia nuts, custard powder, vanilla extract, Necco wafers, modern marshmellows, potato chips, condensed milk, breakfast cereal, synthetic baby food, Philadelphia cream cheese, fondant, salt water taffy, milkshakes, fudge, Cracker Jacks, chop suey, fruitcake
corn flakes, MSG, oreos, fortune cookies, maraschino cherries, Yoo-hoo, gummi bears, sloppy joes, corn dogs, Cheerios, seedless watermelon, smoothies, diet soda, high fructose corn syrup, instant mashed potatoes, portobello mushrooms, artisan breads

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  1. That is too cool.. I love that post … pickles are that old… it… Thanks for sharing


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