The world’s oldest-known recipes decoded

The world’s oldest-known recipes decoded

A team of international scholars versed in culinary history, food chemistry and cuneiform studies has been recreating dishes from the world’s oldest-known recipes. The evolution of a lamb stew, me-e puhadi, is still prevalent in Iraq today.  The evolution of a lamb stew, me-e puhadi, is still prevalent in Iraq today (Credit: Credit: The Yarvin Kitchen/Alamy) The instructions for lamb stew read more like a list of ingredients than a bona fide recipe: “Meat is used. You prepare water. You add fine-grained salt, dried barley cakes, […]

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  1. Voglio raccontarvi com’e avvenuto in cucina il primo passaggio dalla preistoria alla storia. Presso l’Universita di Yale (USA), vi si trovano tre tavolette babilonesi di terracotta, inizialmente scambiate per prescrizioni mediche, ed invece, dopo uno studio attento  del  Prof Jean Botero, si e capito che erano una raccolta di ricette scritte in lingua accadica e datate all’incirca 1700 a.C.  Sono finora le prime sette ricette scritte al mondo e percio il primo documento di cucina. Vi riporto una ricetta di un sanguinaccio, molto simile al sanguinaccio di pecora che ancora fanno i pastori in Sardegna.

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