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When it comes to cuisine, we're all time's fools. We eagerly eat the kind of food that's being cooked in our own day and forget the older dishes. Look in a cookbook from a couple of decades ago and you'll be struck by faded old names--tapioca pudding, chicken croquettes, scalloped tomatoes--as well as flavor combinations, ways of cooking and even ingredients that are no longer common. Look farther back, and by the time you get to 1,500 BC, you'll find a Babylonian recipe entitled "how to cook tuh'u as agarukku ." We haven't the first idea what tuh'u and agarukku were. We don't even know whether they were animal, vegetable or even (who...