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While you are away, I am rediscovering my kitchen...
This is all-purpose flour.
Bread, which is made out of flour, is a staple food for many cultures.
Flour is highly explosive.
Flour explosions have caused many fatalities in mills around the world...
Pepper is a fruit for seasoning and spice.
It is also believed to be a cure for heart disease.
It is the world's most traded spice...
You said "no" to me once, but should we try again?
Do you want to ask, or should I?
The third wonder is sugar.
Sugar is for sweetening. It also adds texture to food.
Some scientists claim that consumption of sugar
has effects similar to heroin addiction.
Once you start, you can not stop.
I wonder if I can stop...
This is salt.
Salt is essential for human life.
The taste of salt (saltiness) is one of the basic human tastes.
The severe depletion of salt in the human body is called "Hyponatremia."
Symptoms include lethargy, loss of appetite, and heart failure...
I just checked the kitchen...
It looks like we're out of salt.
Olive oil is often adulterated,
and a significant percentage sold as "extra virgin" is inferior in quality.
The olive tree was first domesticated on the island of Crete in 2,500 BC.
Today's species descend from multiple wild populations,
but the history of their domestication is not yet understood.
Are we domesticated? Or did I dream it?
I am not certain on the history of our domestication.
The sixth wonder is vinegar...
It is used mostly for cooking,
but white vinegar is also used domestically as a general household cleaner.
A good housekeeper always has vinegar available for spot cleaning.
What is that I see?
I see some spots.
The last is thyme...
Thyme is an herb commonly used in cooking.
It can also be used as an antibiotic and antiseptic.
In the Middle Ages, thyme was placed on coffins during funerals.
It was supposed to guarantee safe passage into the afterlife.
I checked, and we have plenty of thyme left in the kitchen.
After all these days, it is still green and fresh...
Did you purposely leave it behind?
Are you offering us safe passage?
It has been sixteen days since you left me in this vast, underground world.