The Lamb Stew Recipe Still Delicious After 4,000 Years – MyHeritage November 13, 2019 Weirdness Wednesdays

I saw this today on MyHeritageThe Lamb Stew Recipe Still Delicious After 4,000 Years – MyHeritage: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/11/the-lamb-stew-recipe-still-delicious-after-4000-years/. Decided it would make an interesting and fun Weirdness Wednesday post.

 The Lamb Stew Recipe Still Delicious After 4,000 Years

by Esther · November 13, 2019 Family History

What did a lamb stew from ancient Babylonia taste like?

Kind of like a lamb stew from present-day Iraq, as it turns out.

A team of international researchers are working on reconstructing ancient recipes recorded on 4,000-year-old clay tablets from Yale University’s Babylonian collection. The tablets, written in cuneiform, contain a few dozen recipes in various levels of detail. Scholars from various disciplines are working together to reproduce these ancient delicacies for our modern palates to enjoy.

Nawal Nasrallah, a culinary historian and Iraqi cuisine expert involved in the project, said she was surprised to find that the lamb stew — such a staple in Iraq today — was also a staple in the region 4,000 years ago. “It is really fascinating to see how such a simple dish, with all its infinite variety, has survived from ancient times to present,” she told BBC Travel, “and in those Babylonian recipes, I see not even the beginnings; they already had reached sophisticated levels in cooking those dishes. So who knows how much earlier they began?”

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