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Reading about food & drink #3: sugar, tea, and Cockaigne

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“The Peasant Wedding” (1567) by the Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Reading about food & drink #2

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Norman Rockwell, “Freedom From Want” (1943)

Here is part one.

“As nearly the same time as the discovery of alcohol,” writes Fernand Braudel in the first of his three-volume work on capitalism from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century,

Europe, at the centre of the innovations of the world, discovered three new drinks, stimulants, and tonics: coffee, tea, and chocolate.  All three came from abroad: coffee was Arab (originally Ethiopian); tea, Chinese; chocolate, Mexican.

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