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Ancient Greece Food

Vanessa Veloz and Brianna Forsberg have made this spectacular presentation to share our knowledge of ancient greek foods.

Brianna Forberg

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Ancient Greece Food

Background Ancient Greek Food By: Brianna Forsberg
& Vanessa Veloz Treated food and baking as a kind of craft
Certain types of foods were used for making art
Most Greeks were farmers
Made their living from farming and selling their produce and livestock
All the meals in ancient Greece revolved around their religious beliefs and philosophical theories. Livestock Painting made from
pomegranate juice Produce being sold Meat and Seafood deer, hare and boar were hunted
meat depended on the class of the citizen
meat, seafood and other foods were sacrificed to the gods before being eaten
meat was rarely eaten, only for religious regions
seafood was a staple to many people since Greece was near so much water
squid and shellfish were the most popular and easiest to find Shellfish Sacrifice to the gods Greece Olives Pomegranates Used for making art
The ancient Greeks also used it as a decoration in their house
was cherished as a symbol of joyous times and good fortune, also fertility and prosperity
Full of seeds, with tangy tasting fruit on the outside of each seed they were used the most
one of the most important and lucrative food items
most were pressed to make olive oil
versatile ; cooking, lighting, food, beauty products and athletic purposes
picked or knocked out of a tree with wooden sticks
uprooting an olive tree was a criminal offense Pears "A gift from
the gods." Eaten raw
Also used as decoration Olive Harvest Variety of Olives Very sweet and described as a champagne-like, heavenly taste Grapes and Wine The ancient Greek poet, Homer, called the pear, grapes were picked in September and kept year around
for most meals they ate bread soaked in wine with their food
through their climate and weather problems, grapes were easiest to grow
grapes were grown to make wine but also dried and eaten as grapes
the wine was watered down , drinking it straight was thought as barbaric Plums Emerged from barbarism
when they learned to
the olive and the vine. Video of some greens that were used in Ancient Greece at a farmers market. Aubergines Also known as eggplant
Has a creamy white fleshy texture
Mostly used for cooking
Normally not eaten raw There were many gods
of different foods including Dionysus, god of wine. Grains and Seeds grains were harvested during October
ensure they would grow through the wettest season
used for many different dishes like soups and porridge
seasoning for these dishes included sesame seed and coriander
honey , grains and seeds were their only version of additional sweeteners and flavors
sugar or other sweeteners were not created yet Despite it being their only additives there were many around These included dill, mint, pepper, oregano, salt saffron, thyme, barley, and wheat Courgettes Also known as a zucchini
The thing on the end of it is it's blossom and it is edible
The bigger the courgette, the more bitter it is, so it's better to get smaller ones rather than larger Garlic Used in many dishes and meals
The ancient Greeks thought it cured all sickness and disease
Has a very strong taste and almost feels like a burning sensation to the tongue when somebody tastes it Has a very sweet taste to it
Was eaten raw as well as put into different deserts
Has not changed since the ancient Greek days and even before Fruit Conclusion Bread many types of bread around the country in different areas
barley bread was the most prized
eaten with every meal
really expensive to be bought
most people made it themselves
wheat and barley was grown to make the bread
it's where the term the " bread and butter" came from Bread came in a variety of shapes and seasonings Dairy goats were kept to make dairy products and cheeses
Greece is now known for its exquisite cheeses
milk was prescribed as a medicine
usually only goat's milk
butter was uncivilized Vegetables "Emerged from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine." Fun Fact: the first record of cheese was in the book " The Odyssey" A typical olive harvest There were a variety of olives Through the vast country of Greece there were thousands of different types of grains and seeds Fun Fact: when selling bread vendors made the bread different shapes to attract customers A lot of food made today originated from Ancient Greece. People say that Greek food was meant for the gods and has a specific taste to it. Even though we just showed a few of the many foods they had these were the most important. These foods have influenced our ways and traditions in the modern world from over a thousand years ago and across the globe. Even though it's from long ago and can be something as little as olives, never forget the Greeks.
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