The foods of Asia were not only different from those of Europe, but their flavour was enhanced by the use of seasoning that Europeans had never tasted before and they were much coveted. The best cows come minced and in a bun. Sure it is. Stinky tofu, south-east Asia Nothing really prepares you for the stench of one of the strangest dishes on earth. Special foods are often associated with holiday customs. In the course of their trading operations, Nicola and Maffeo made an overland journey in 1260 to China. International Cookbook, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322-1420, 1992. Marco Polo entered Kublai Khan's diplomatic service, acting as his agent on missions to many parts of the Mongol empire, and he was for three years governor of the Chinese city of Yangchow.
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