Anne Ewbank

  • Ancient Greece, Funerals Rites and the Evolution of Celery

    Ancient Greece, Funerals Rites and the Evolution of Celery

    Anne Ewbank at Atlas Obscura writes: Back then, it was a very different celery. Native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, wild celery has thin stalks and a bitter flavor. It was only later that farmers bred celery to have sturdy ribs and a sweeter profile. Its strong smell and dark color struck ancient Greeks as positively chthonic:…