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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Oldest Recipe Found in Egypt Written in Greek | News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

https://world.greekreporter.com/2020/05/30/oldest-recipe-found-in-egypt-written-in-greek/

Oldest Recipe Found in Egypt Written in Greek

Photo: Screenshot from the Youtube video

The oldest written recipe found in Egypt is dated around 300 AD. It is a recipe for red lentils and it is written on papyrus in Greek.

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has released a new video on the history of cooking in Egypt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD8AwgO0AQI&feature=emb_rel_end). The video shows the oldest known recipe in the North African country: A recipe from the third century that is written by a person who knew the Greek language or the papyrus had come from Greece.

The ancient Egyptians had eaten lentils since prehistoric times, around 4000 BC. The fact that the lentil recipe is written in Greek, indicates that it was a part of the Greek diet.


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