''Who wishes to speak?'' So began each session of the Athenian Assembly. The Assembly, comprised of adult Athenian males, gathered to debate, discuss and vote on issues that affected practically every facet of Athenian life, matters of peace and war, of public interest and private, diplomatic relations and religious activities.
I love wandering round markets, particularly food markets - it does not matter which country I find myself in, I almost always find time to visit a street market. I love the informality of the experience and looking at the ways in which they display their goods - each country seems to have its own style.
The roaring 20s. A spirit of freewheeling carousel swept across the America like a heat wave. Unprecedented economic prosperity gave rise to mass consumer culture, a widespread feeling of broadening horizons and an eagerness to do away with convention. Radical innovation made way for the automobile, the radio, moving pictures and air conditioning.
People often ask me how we can make our food healthier. Frankly, I do not think our foods are inherently unhealthy. Rather it is the way in which we sometimes cook and eat them that cause problems to our health.
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