A proper British tea in Singapore would have the same arrangements as any other point of the globe at that time. Biscuits and finger sandwiches. Recommended reading: Food Culture in Colonial Asia: A Taste of Empire by Cecilia Leong Salobir. Is this regular afternoon tea or high tea? Differences here.
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11,000 BC Figs trees may have been domesticated. Dried figs found in the lower Jordan Valley in Israel (2006) have been dated to about 11,400 BC. They are a variety that is sterile, so the people may have learned to cultivate new trees by planting shoots.
10,000 BC Crude forms of flatbread were being made.
The Food Timeline presents food history and recipes from around the world and spanning 19 thousand years. The website can be used to supplement K-12 social studies, health, and language arts (food advertising) classes. The timeline (17.000 BC to the present) links to reference text suitable for students in grades 6-12 and for teachers of K-5. The left side links to raw ingredients, the right side to prepared dishes. All quotations include source citations for further investigation.
Five-Hundred-Year-Old Food Makes Me Sick (K-5) Students imagine foods relished by royalty was from their names (not what they really were) and write a poem about one or its imagined (the sillier the better) recipe. Other activities are suggested.