The first cucumbers are thought to have originated in western Asia, either in India or parts of the Middle East. The cucumber is mentioned as one of the foods of ancient Ur and the legend of Gilgamesh, a Uruk king who lived around 2500 BC. It took approximately 3,000 more years for cucumber cultivation to spread to parts of Europe, including France. It wasn’t until the time of the European colonists that cucumbers finally appeared in North America in the 1500s.
Course Duration: 45 mins