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An avid amateur cook, I like to experiment with fusion dishes, usually with asian flavours. Also a rampant vegerian, which makes cooking much more interesting. Originally trained in Italian cooking, and in an Israeli Navy galley. Currently beginning to take an interest in Middle-Eastern cooking, which is much more than it seems at first glance.


Mar
13
comment Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
Today's standards with regards to harshness/cruelty/ruthlessness (in what calls itself Western Civilzation) are at best from the last 100 years. Even during the industrial revolution life was harsh by today's standards, Dickens would make a good example of this.
Feb
26
comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
Have you been playing Sid Meier's Civilization recently?
Feb
24
answered How widespread was practice of fusion of Graeco-Roman and barbarian names?
Feb
24
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
2
awarded  Editor
Feb
2
comment Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
I added the references that support my position. However, there are several competing theories. You can find a good summary at uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/america.html
Feb
2
revised Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
Added bibliographical references
Feb
2
awarded  Critic
Feb
2
answered Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
Feb
2
answered Names in England during the Tudor period
Jan
31
awarded  Scholar
Jan
31
accepted When and where did socks become common?
Jan
30
comment When and where did socks become common?
+1 for a very good answer. I'm working on a theory whereby socks are a good way of measuring the state of a civilization. I shall have to put more effort in to finding out what went on in China. I will also need to correct for tropical/desert peoples, with much less need for socks.
Jan
29
answered What is a difference between the revolution in Egypt that sprung recently and the Russian Revolution of 1917
Jan
28
asked When and where did socks become common?
Jan
26
comment What were the reasons for making Prohibition a constitutional amendment?
Are you sure? Today's federal gun or drug laws are sweeping, and they aren't a constitutional issue. Surely it has some power, though I don't know if it stems from the "commerce between the states" clauses or not.
Jan
26
comment Has mercantilism ever been successful?
Not an answer, because of too much "what if" thinking. What about Cuba? The main economic problem with Cuba is the American embargo, and that was political in origin, rather than economic.
Jan
26
awarded  Student
Jan
26
asked What were the reasons for making Prohibition a constitutional amendment?
Jan
23
answered Where was human history first purposely recorded?