Mediterranean Riziculture and the Origin of Risotto?
One of the unintentional end products of the clearing of the Lombardy
plains for the establishment of rice fields in the fifteenth century was
Land Reclamation, Irrigation, and the Development of Mediterranean Cuisine
It was the nascent class of wealthy capitalists that profoundly changed
the land of the Mediterranean during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries...
The Muslim Gardens of Paradise
Rivers of water unstalling, rivers of milk unchanging in flavor, and rivers
of wine--a delight to the drinkers, rivers, too of honey purified, and therein
for them is every fruit and forgiveness from their Lord...
Climate, Harvest, and Seasons in the Mediterranean
The contrast between today's image of the Mediterranean and the actual
Mediterranean that existed for centuries could not be drawn more starkly...
Effects of the Growth of Arborculture in 16th century France
Throughout the coastal Mediterranean, from Murcia in Spain to Provence,
fish were fried in olive oil in the sixteenth century...