Dear foodies, vegans and vegetarians, you know nothing about food if you’ve never had a look into prehistoric cuisine!
If you happen to be in Thessaloniki, make sure you check the PlantCult project from the University that studies prehistoric cuisine and focuses on plant-based food. How processed is our food now and how different was it back then? Which grains and plants have survived, and which ones should we bring back on our table?
The project doesn’t aim to find a comprehensive cooking book from ancient times (though – how cool would that be?) but they want to find out which ingredients and tools were used back then. Although we are very into food, we had never even thought about food from the past. We were missing out!
Take the time to stroll around Thessaloniki’s food markets. There are stands selling loose grains and beans. Many of them were well-known thousands of years ago already.
Grab a bag, go to the market and buy the ingredients for this delicious recipe!