Handpicked: Eat the Rainbow (Ancient Greece) by K. Worsham

Ephrata, Pennsylvania, US


Though famous for their olive dishes, the ancient Greeks ate a variety of squash, fruits like pomegranates, figs, and grapes, plenty of fish, and hearty grains. Sardines were the fish of the common folk. Though they kept many goats (who are versatile and good on terrains with poor vegetation) they rarely ate them as they saw it as a waste of good milk. Instead, when goats were killed, they were frequently used as sacrifices to the gods.