"Add the hot pepper and tobacco."
Isn't it amazing that all the worlds hot peppers originated in the Caribbean...Thai and Indian food without hot peppers?
The tomato is also a new world food also...and Marco Polo brought noodles back from China...what did the Italians eat before that?
posted on 11/13/2003 3:31:45 PM PST
How about eggplant? Thinking that is related to tomato and hot peppers or peppers. Not that anybody actually likes eggplant.
posted on 11/13/2003 3:34:12 PM PST
(Close your tag lines)
From the Americas:
Corn, beans, hot peppers, sweet peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, pumpkins, tobacco, long thread cotton, and avacados.
I thought noodles were co-invented by the Chinese and Italians, i.e. created separately, but basically the same thing?
Marco Polo did not introduce noodles to Europe.
Ever read Cicero? Noodles were a mediterranian dish even then.
Thai and Indian food without hot peppers
There are many Thai dishes that are not spicy.
Before the chili's became known to the Thai
they used a varity of pepper corns which are spicy too.
They are still used.
posted on 11/17/2003 12:54:05 PM PST
by ASA Vet
("Right-wing Internet wacko")
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