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GREECE TRIVIA; GREEK TRIVIA

In ancient Greece, food and cooking were listed among the arts. Plato, Homer, Aristotle, Demosthenes and Aristophanes all discussed and wrote about food as much as they did the other arts. Food and cooking remain an important part of modern Greek culture.

Greeks eat more cheese than anyone else, per capita consumption averages 54 pounds.

The first tomato plants were planted in Greece by a Friar Francis in 1818, in the gardens of a Capuchin monastery at the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates (built in 335 B.C.) in Athens.

 


 

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