"The Pharaoh's Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Egypt's Enduring Food Traditions is more than a cookbook - it is a wealth of culinary lore and history. Full-color photography of tomb reliefs and artifacts from museum exhibitions as well as freshly prepared reconstructions of ancient Egyptian dishes, prepared just as they were thousands of years ago, illustrate this exceptional cookbook. The text offers more than thorough, step-by-step instructions for recreating the foodstuffs that archaeology shows ancient Egyptians served at banquets and dinner tables. There is also a wealthy of history, from how ancient peoples used certain ingredients to ward away parasites or spoilage, to etiquette of the era, to notations on how many of these dishes are prepared and served in Nubia today. A truly unique and extraordinarily worthy addition to exotic cookbook shelves."Midwest Book Review
The Pharaohs Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Egypts Enduring Food Traditionsby Magda Mehdawy, Amr Hussein
How to cook and eat like the ancient Egyptians, from the author of My Egyptian Grandmothers Kitchen.
- American University in Cairo Press, The
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Meet the Author
MAGDA MEHDAWY holds a degree in archaeology from the University of Alexandria. In 2004, she was awarded the Al-Ahram Appreciation Prize for the original Arabic edition of My Egyptian Grandmothers Kitchen. She lives in Alexandria.
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