Cake Found in Egyptian Tomb

A wrapped sesame-honey cake was discovered in the grave of Pepion Continue reading

Egypt Production Candy Confections

Egyptians produced candy confections of fruit, nuts, spices, and honey in 1000 BCE. Continue reading

Roman Commercial Bakeries

Romans developed commercial bakeries in 200 BCE. A bakery was unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii containing the remains of bakes loaves. Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading

Frozen Desserts Enjoyed by Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans first enjoyed frozen desserts after mixing fruit juice with mountain snow provided by runners. Continue reading