Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Simple Things of Life - # 11
The Simple Things of Life Are the Best…
Like purple garlic.
"A diligent search reveals that no country in the world
lays claim to being the country of origin of garlic.
Herodotus mentioned it as a common article of diet in ancient Egypt.
It was abundantly consumed also in ancient Greece and Rome--
but only by the laboring classes, since apparently
the alliaceous perfume was considered 'out of place'
on the breath of the aristocracy."
I found a yellowed newspaper clipping in an old 1930s magazine
with the above quote.
Regardless of its history, I love garlic,
especially the purple garlic in stores this time of year.
But then, I've never claimed to be an aristocrat.