IC Foods Of The Times

From The Food Timeline

oysters, shellfish & fish
eggs & mushrooms
insects (Yes, insects)
rice
millet
sheep
wheat
apples & lentils
pork & pistachios

7,000BC

beans: old world & new
walnuts old & new
cattle domestication
wine & spelt
maize & tortillas
dates & broccoli
honey, chickpeas & lettuce
olives & olive oil
cucumbers & squash
chili peppers, avocados & taro
potatoes
milk & yogurt
grapes, watermelons & sorghum
citrus: oranges & citrons
popcorn
chicken domestication
butter & palm oil
barley, peas & carrots
onions & garlic
spices
figs
soybeans
tea
rhubarb
duck
muskmelon (cantaloupe)
peach palm
pasta & noodles
radishes, purslane & carob
marshmallows & liquorice
peanuts
chocolate & vanilla
horseradish
raisins
sugar
pickles & peaches
oats
tomatoes & tomatillos
celery
cinnamon
cabbage
Italian sausages & artichokes
pastries & appetizers
vinegar
peppercorns & garden cress
beets & bananas
turkeys & asparagus
quinces
Devon cattle
chestnuts
lobster, crab & shrimp
truffles
strawberries & raspberries
capers, turnips & kale
lemons

Fifth Century - To 1799

pretzels
eggplant
Spinach
coffee
cod
loquats
corned beef
cider
lychees
breadfruit & okra
Mexican limes
kebabs
coconuts
Japanese sushi & sashimi
pork & beans
pineapples
Cows in America
marmelade
pecans
papayas
turkeys in Europe
cashews in the Old World
Japanese tempura
Texas Longhorns
sweet potatoes in Europe
vanilla in Europe
tomatoes in Europe
Camembert cheese
Brussels sprouts & kohlrabi
skim milk
doughnuts in America
treacle
pralines & coffee cake
cream puffs & eclairs
maple syrup I & II
modern ice cream
cranberries in America
Jerusalem artichokes
coffee in Europe
rum
Kosher food in the U.S.
cowpeas in America
cranberries in New Jersey
rice in South Carolina
coffee in America—-18th Century
root beer & tapioca
Montelimar nougat
casseroles
Stilton cheese
Hereford cows
sugar beets
grapefruit
Newtown Pippin apples
mayonnaise & Tartar sauce
Baker's chocolate
soda water
Tofu in America
Jersey cows
New Zealand spinach
tomatoes in America
lollipops
potash

1800s

Mandarin oranges/Europe
ice cream cones
corn syrup
McIntosh apples
taffy, toffee & butterscotch
lady fingers
A1 Steak Sauce
Macadamia nuts
soft drinks in America
Worcestershire Sauce
Michigan mint
Idaho potatoes
custard powder
Key limes
Poland Spring water
Chinese food in America
Necco Wafers
Trenton crackers
Concord grapes
berries in Oregon
modern marshmallows
cherries in Michigan
potato chips
Condensed milk
Peek Freans
Rumford Baking Powder
fish & chips
cranberries in Wisconsin
Vernor's Ginger Ale
Gulden's mustard
Breakfast cereal
Conversation Hearts
Underwood Deviled Ham
synthetic baby food
Tabasco sauce
Fleischmann's Yeast
Kobe beef
margarine
Paragon tomatoes
California raisins
Philadelphia cream cheese
Long Island duck
summer pudding
Heinz Ketchup
fondant
Wheatena
Saccharin
passion fruit
salt water taffy
French dressing

What Things Cost in the 1880s

Land was selling for $3 to $5 an acre, and a laborer’s wage without board was 90 cents a day.

Wheat flour — $7.14/barrel
Rice — 7 cents/pound
Granulated sugar — 8 cents/pound
Roasting beef — 11 cents/pound
Soup beef — 4 cents/pound
Cheese — 13 cents/pound
Eggs — 20 cents/dozen
Hard wood — $6.49/cord
Rent for 4 rooms — $4.45/month
Room and board for men — $2.79/month
Room and board for women — $1.79/month

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