The Oldest Cuisine in the World: Cooking in Mesopotamia

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  • 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 millenniums 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. As Bottéro concludes, although the ingredients may have differed, food was prepared in a manner astoundingly similar to how we do it today. Such 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. (20040801)
  • Author:
    Jean Bottero
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.5935
    EAN:
    9780226067353
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0226067351
    Label:
    University Of Chicago Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $22.50
    Manufacturer:
    University Of Chicago Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    152
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2004-04-15
    Publisher:
    University Of Chicago Press
    Studio:
    University Of Chicago Press
    Title:
    The Oldest Cuisine in the World: Cooking in Mesopotamia
    Creator:
    Teresa Lavender Fagan

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