Grapes have been eaten since Egyptian times some 6000 years ago and more often than not turned into wine. The sap from the grapevines was thought to treat skin and eye diseases and the leaves to stop bleeding, inflammation and pain. Dried grapes or raisins were used to treat thirst and constipation and the grape seed as an oil for cooking. Read more...
Posted by Black Star Gourmet on 8/4/2010
Prosciutto is an Italian gourmet ham that comes from Tuscany, Emilia and Parma. The word Prosciutto stems from the Italian prosciugare meaning to thoroughly dry out. The ham can be cooked or uncooked and has been made since Roman times.