The Oldest Cuisine in the World

The Oldest Cuisine in the World Cooking in Mesopotamia

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottéro presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottéro's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millennia BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them. 

Offering everything from translated recipes for pigeon and gazelle stews, the contents of medicinal teas and broths, and the origins of ingredients native to the region, this book reveals the cuisine of one of history's most fascinating societies. Links to the modern world, along with incredible recreations of a rich, ancient culture through its cuisine, make Bottéro's guide an entertaining and mesmerizing read.

Book information

ISBN: 9780226067346
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 232g
Height: 227mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 11mm