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As a part of this knowledge, the way they ate was also imported to the recent-conquered lands. In order to do it, new crops were required to be grown.
Among the documents of that time delivered to us by some of the first gastronomes of the history (Such as Apicio), we know that there were three crops especially important. These are the wheat (triticum), the olive tree (olea), and the vine (vitis).
Mare Nostrum, as the Romans called the Mediterranean Sea, played a decisive role in the expansion of these plants. Due to its pleasant climate and long sunny days, humans found the perfect spots to grow them. Thanks to this successful expansion the three crops achieved the title of the "Mediterranean's trilogy"
Don`t you think that this fact was long ago and it is not anymore. The trilogy has remained with us for more than two thousand years and still explains the way we eat and drink nowadays. As we do with other disciplines, gastronomy needs to be explored in the past for understanding the present.
So let me invite you to discover the roots of what we eat and drink everyday, how they were made in the past and how are done currently. Through this one-day trip you will discover how the romans arrived to Ampurias and extended the trilogy's culture. By visiting themed history museums, old flour factory, cellars and olive trees crops you will get a unique perspective of the mediterraneans culinary legacy.
Done by Juan Cabanzón Maiztegui