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  • Martin N
    Hi Food Timeline: Food History and Historic Recipes http://www.foodtimeline.org/index.html The Food Timeline was created by Lynne Olver, reference librarian
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 3, 2010
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      Hi
      Food Timeline: Food History and Historic Recipes
      http://www.foodtimeline.org/index.html

      "The Food Timeline was created by Lynne Olver, reference librarian and IACP member, in response to students, parents and teachers who frequently asked for help locating food history and period recipes at the Morris County Library (Whippany, NJ). This site is an independent research project."

      enjoy
      martin
    • Infowolf1@aol.com
      that is very interesting, thank you! In a message dated 10/3/2010 3:30:33 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, martinwnaylor@yahoo.com.au writes: Hi Food Timeline: Food
      Message 2 of 6 , Oct 3, 2010
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        that is very interesting, thank you!
         
        In a message dated 10/3/2010 3:30:33 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, martinwnaylor@... writes:
         

        Hi
        Food Timeline: Food History and Historic Recipes
        http://www.foodtimeline.org/index.html

        "The Food Timeline was created by Lynne Olver, reference librarian and IACP member, in response to students, parents and teachers who frequently asked for help locating food history and period recipes at the Morris County Library (Whippany, NJ). This site is an independent research project."

        enjoy
        martin

      • Martin Naylor
        All animals have a very restricted diet and survive what are the differences between humans and animals? martin      
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 27 3:03 PM
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          All animals have a very restricted diet and survive what are the differences between humans and animals?

          martin

           

           

           > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY

           

        • Matthew Sleigh
          A majority of humans have very restricted diets, however humankind has a very wide diet - if just the staple plant Families are looked at we have: Gramineae
          Message 4 of 6 , Apr 27 4:39 PM
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            A majority of humans have very restricted diets, however humankind has
            a very wide diet - if just the staple plant Families are looked at we
            have: Gramineae (rice, wheat, maize), Araceae (taro), Euphorbiaceae
            (cassava), Solanaceae (potatoes), Arecaceae (sago), Moraceae
            (breadfruit), Musaceae (plantain), Amaranthaceae (amaranth,
            goosefoot), Fabaceae (soy), Cannaceae (canna), Marantaceae (arrowroot)
            . . .

            Most of the staples are (or have been) the mainstay of their culture,
            sometimes to the extent that specific maladies caused by deficiency
            are associated with several. Most cultures which rely strongly on one
            staple have developed cooking techniques or use admixture plants that
            alter the chemical structure of the staple or add the missing
            nutrients - when these staples have been relied on outside of their
            home range disasters have occurred.

            There are still a huge number of people subsisting on single staples,
            with the absolute minimum of potherbs, salt or "stock" for survival.
            In times of famine, the demand for staples has been shown to increase;
            as less variety of food becomes available, more people need more of
            the staples.

            Most people, who rely on a staple for day to day nutrition, usually
            opt for meat or fish as an addition - given the choice. Finances do
            not normally allow this, even if the family produces edible animals
            they are more valuable as capital than food - a chicken might buy a
            week of the local staple or make one or two meals.

            Around the world the relative prices of staples are increasing as
            valuable cash-crops are grown where the staples used to grow.

            Apologies for the digression :)

            Matt

            On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 6:03 AM, Martin Naylor
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            > martin
          • Michael Porter
            A look at the diets of the cultures around the world who live the longest life span, and have the least health problems, --tells us what humans are supposed
            Message 5 of 6 , Apr 28 3:16 AM
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              A look at the diets of the cultures around the world who live the longest life span, and have the least health problems, --tells us "what humans are supposed to Eat"  or should eat if we would like to have a long healthy life, --none of those peoples eat much meat, and none of them eat no meat, --  but as mentioned above, --a broad base of plant nutrition is an important part of these peoples diet . 
                  Most of the Animals I am familiar with [the ones I have raised, or hunted]  have a broad base of nutrition, -- even the Coyote, [that I have spent time trapping] has an amazingly broad base of foods [mostly plants] that they eat. Even my cow if given her choice will eat lots of different plants, not just grass.

              --- On Wed, 4/27/11, Matthew Sleigh <matthew@...> wrote:

              From: Matthew Sleigh <matthew@...>
              Subject: Re: [pfaf] food
              To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7:39 PM

               
              A majority of humans have very restricted diets, however humankind has
              a very wide diet - if just the staple plant Families are looked at we
              have: Gramineae (rice, wheat, maize), Araceae (taro), Euphorbiaceae
              (cassava), Solanaceae (potatoes), Arecaceae (sago), Moraceae
              (breadfruit), Musaceae (plantain), Amaranthaceae (amaranth,
              goosefoot), Fabaceae (soy), Cannaceae (canna), Marantaceae (arrowroot)
              . . .

              Most of the staples are (or have been) the mainstay of their culture,
              sometimes to the extent that specific maladies caused by deficiency
              are associated with several. Most cultures which rely strongly on one
              staple have developed cooking techniques or use admixture plants that
              alter the chemical structure of the staple or add the missing
              nutrients - when these staples have been relied on outside of their
              home range disasters have occurred.

              There are still a huge number of people subsisting on single staples,
              with the absolute minimum of potherbs, salt or "stock" for survival.
              In times of famine, the demand for staples has been shown to increase;
              as less variety of food becomes available, more people need more of
              the staples.

              Most people, who rely on a staple for day to day nutrition, usually
              opt for meat or fish as an addition - given the choice. Finances do
              not normally allow this, even if the family produces edible animals
              they are more valuable as capital than food - a chicken might buy a
              week of the local staple or make one or two meals.

              Around the world the relative prices of staples are increasing as
              valuable cash-crops are grown where the staples used to grow.

              Apologies for the digression :)

              Matt

              On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 6:03 AM, Martin Naylor
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              > All animals have a very restricted diet and survive what are the differences between humans and animals?
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              > martin
            • Matthew Sleigh
              ... When I said I wanted to make some goat pasture, I had our goat specialist protesting and counting off all the goat beneficial non-Gramineae we have
              Message 6 of 6 , Apr 28 6:05 AM
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                >     Most of the Animals I am familiar with [the ones I have raised, or hunted]  have a broad base of nutrition, -- even the Coyote, [that I have spent time trapping] has an amazingly broad base of foods [mostly plants] that they eat. Even my cow if given her choice will eat lots of different plants, not just grass.
                >

                When I said I wanted to make some goat pasture, I had our goat
                specialist protesting and counting off all the goat beneficial
                non-Gramineae we have (thinking that I wanted to remove these and
                replace them with grass - we have dozens of species of grass).
                Goats don't choose to eat the one weed I really want to eradicate from
                our gardens (Mikania micrantha
                http://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Mikania_micrantha.htm
                ). but they do eat loads of plants I want to keep. Too many to list !

                Most of the especially goat-beneficial plants are protein-rich
                Leguminosae like Mimosa pudica, Flemingia macrophylla, Leucaena
                leucocephala, Cajanus cajan . . .

                Matt
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