[Sca-cooks] Banana Recipe
johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jul 20 05:35:53 PDT 2010
This is from Encyclopedia of Food & Culture which is now online. I
have no idea
when the entry was written. They may have been going with the earliest
date for the introduction. The articles are researched and footnoted.
Well you can call it up
and see for yourself.
It's very nice anyway to have the Encyclopedia of Food & Culture
online as it was a very expensive set.
On Jul 20, 2010, at 8:24 AM, Terry Decker wrote:
> c. 500 C.E. —
> Introduction to Africa from Indonesia (via Madagascar)
> They can push that 500 CE date back to about 800 BCE and probably
> further. Archeological excavation has demonstrated that banana
> cultivation in Africa has been around a lot longer than previously
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