A WORLD OF TASTES

 

 
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Tell me what you eat and I will tell you ... something about it! Food, salty or sweet sour of bitter defines who we are without being dividing, builds bridges celebrating diversity....and therefore it represents one of the most powerful and often underused tools for peace.

Let's learn a few things about our tasty world! This month..."COFFE OR TEA?"

 

Coffee and tea might be routine but they certainly are not trivial! They are both charged with history and tell us a lot about our history, the economical routes that dominated throughout centuries or religious practices and rulings...

 

 

COFFEE

Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

According to legend, Ethiopian shepherds were the first to observe the influence of the caffeine in coffee beans when the goats appeared to "dance" and to have an increased level of energy after consuming wild coffee berries.

Learn more about coffee...

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TEA?

In the world there are only two ways of referring to tea: either derrivates from "te" or "chai". We all use one of these forms...no matter of our language, religious belief, colour of our skin etc.

In one popular Chinese legend, Shennong, the legendary Emperor of China, inventor of agriculture and Chinese medicine, was drinking a bowl of boiling water, some time around 2737 BC. The wind blew and a few leaves from a nearby tree fell into his water and began to change its colour. The ever inquisitive and curious monarch took a sip of the brew and was pleasantly surprised by its flavour and its restorative properties.

Learn more about tea...

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CULINARY HISTORY

FOOD TRIVIA

 

 

 

 
 
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