Did The Ancient Polynesians Travel To South America Before The Europeans Did?

02/28/2014 09:51 pm ET
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When it comes to spreading food around the world, Christopher Columbus and his European compatriots get most of the credit.

Yes, they introduced some quintessential ingredients into European and Asian cuisine. Who could imagine Italian food without the tomato? Or Indian and Chinese dishes without the spicy kick of chili peppers?

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