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The Spice Wars

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During the Roman empire, the spice trade was dominated by the Arabs. Their ships sailed from the Red Sea to India, where they bought spices carried by Malay traders from the Spice Islands.

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No Thanks, Burger Press

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I really don’t care for product reviews where the reviewer doesn’t seem to have actually tried the product in question. And you know it’s a doozy when the lead-in is a disclaimer stating that if you buy something using the links in the story, that the reviewing site earns a commission.

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The Tikin Xik Technique

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The Mayan empire flourished for more than 2,000 years. During that time, they developed a body of knowledge encompassing many fields such as astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and architecture. Gastronomy was no exception; they created a sophisticated cuisine based on a wide variety of ingredients found in rich ecosystems in the jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula and what it is today Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras.