Traditional prison food and deriving from an alteration of the word ‘Pottage’ (meaning ‘Soup’ or ‘Stew’), porridge is older than your grandma…
The oaty stuff dates back to the 16th century and has been a staple diet for many millions of people ever since. Often plain, gloopy and on a par with gruel, porridge hasn’t always been the most exciting.
Well that’s now changed!
From the Arabic word kaskasa, Couscous is iconic in North Africa. This stuff is older than your pet elephant with some saying that it originated between the end of the Zirid dynasty and the rise of the Almohadian dynasty (that's the eleventh to the thirteenth century if you're wondering).
More versatile than a Swiss army knife, we've grabbed this ancient delicacy by the danglies and dragged it into the 21st Century.
There's another 15 people behind the scenes, but they were a bit shy!