Wine in the Ancient Mediterranean – A short overview covers the topics of winemaking, wine in mythology, and the wine drinking habits of the ancient Mediterraneans. Many pictures. By Mark Cartwright, from the Ancient History Encyclopedia.
What Did Wine Taste Like Thousands of Years Ago? – This medium sized article (975 words) – packed with interesting facts and insights – is actually a review of the book Inventing Wine by Paul Lukacs. After the many centuries of wine being used for its safe drinking value, the age of exploration pushed new products out to the dining table. Wine began to improve, as it had to compete on taste. By Reid Mitenbuler, from the Serious Eats website.
The Jesus Diet – A review (880 words) of the well know book The Food and Feasts of Jesus by Douglas E. Neel and Joel A. Pugh. After focusing on the importance of bread in Palestine at 30 CE, the reviewer turns toward the notion that cooking food and eating deserve a slower pace. Mention of the recipes is followed by encouragement to try them – simple yet delicious – and home made. By Rachel Marie Stone from Books & Culture, a Christianity Today publication.