Anthropology of Food is an analysis of food in culture. While the
primary purpose for food is nutrition, it also has a cultural dimension
by which people choose what they eat not only by flavor or nutritional
value but by cultural, religious, economic, status and environmental
factors. - These pages are a collection of sampler recipes
providing only a taste of the ancient world.
Unfortunately, we do not have an Ancient
Egyptian recipe book that could inform us more on what spices were used
(if any), how the meals were prepared, etc. So much of what we call
"ancient Egyptian recipes" is actually archaeological
reconstruction and some conjecture.
Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink by Ahmed Hamdy Eissa
__ You will find an overview of ancient Egyptian food plus a recipe for
ancient Egyptian date candy. "This recipe was from 1600BC and was found on an
ostraca." - From Ahmed Hamdy Eissa - http://members.cox.net/ahmedheissa/recancnt.htm