The Columbian Exchange
Exchange between the old and new worlds.
Some of the products we know and love today might not have ever made it to this continent if it wasn't for exchange. When Columbus began his explorations he inspired many others to do the same, he began this process of exchange. Items from the "old world" began to show up in the "new world" and items from the new world began being taken back to the old world.
Pumpkins are a new world product that made their way back to the old world. This exchange had a big impact on foods on the European continent, for making things like pies and maybe jack-o-lanterns.
Pineapples are a new world product that made their way back to the old world. This has a big impact on European Continent because it helps keep people healthy.
Peppers are a new world product that made their way to the old world. This has a big impact on European Continent, because they can us peppers to put in spices to make recipes have a better flavor.
Tomatoes are a new world product that make their way back to the old world. This exchange had a big impact on traditional foods on the European Continent, especially in the country of Italy. Today Italy is known for its pasta and pizza made with tomato sauce.