Jul 31, 2008

Ancient Food

For Many thousand of years ago, ancient Egyptians known for their love for food. Shapes and paintings on walls of temples have been discovered and it was shown their large feasts and a variety of foods.

Fish were the main diet of the ancient Egyptians
this Painting was found at an ancient temple

It's shown a large numbers of an ancient fish men catch fishes.
Fish was known as a source of protein.
Fish also was the source of copper and iodine in Egypt

Most of these ancient foods are still eaten in Egyptian households today. Peas, beans, cucumbers, dates, figs, and grapes were popular fruits and vegetables in ancient times. Wheat and barley, ancient staple crops, were used to make bread and beer. Fish and poultry were also popular.

Egypt has a variety of national dishes. Ful (pronounced "fool," bean paste), tahini (sesame paste), koushari (lentils, macaroni, rice, and chickpeas), aish baladi (a pita-like bread), kofta (spicy, minced lamb), and kebab (grilled lamb pieces) are the most popular.

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