Olives are a testament to human ingenuity. In their natural state, they’re bitter. Hardly edible at all. But somehow, in the course of human history, someone got desperate enough (or perhaps it was an accident of some sort) that they fermented or cured some olives. […]
Exploring global food and food culture
We don’t live in the middle of nowhere, exactly, but the options if you want something other than standard American cuisine can be a little limited where we live, compared to some places. So we’ve learned to be adventurous cooks, almost out of necessity. And we’ve gotten pretty good at it.