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How to Grow a Fig Tree
Figs are popular fruits that are eaten fresh or dried, and included in baked goods and preserves. Figs are grown from fig trees. Figs grow well in the southern and western United States, as well as... More > Mediterranean and northern African locations, where climates are temperate and dry. Figs require warm weather and a lot of sunshine, and the trees grow large.....
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Ancient Foods & Recipes of the Ages: Ancient Greece
Greek food has been known as the Food of the Gods for good reason! This book discusses early Greek foods and eating behavior and provides many authentic ancient Greek recipes. The early Greeks were... More > quite advanced in matters of food production. For example, ancient Greeks used systems of irrigation and crop rotation to grow food along the coast where the soil was poor where they grew olives, grapes, and figs. In the plains, where the soil was richer, the ancient Greeks also grew wheat to make bread.
Fish, seafood, and home-made wines were also very popular food items in ancient Greece. In some of the larger Greek city-states, meat could be purchased in cook shops.
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