The Oldest Cuisine in the World: Cooking in Mesopotamia

Author:   Jean Bottero ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226067346


Pages:   152
Publication Date:   19 April 2011
Format:   Paperback
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The Oldest Cuisine in the World: Cooking in Mesopotamia


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In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottero presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottero's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millenniums BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them. Offering everything from translated recipes for pigeon and gazelle stews to the contents of medicinal teas and broths and the origins of ingredients native to the region, this book reveals the cuisine of one of history's most fascinating societies. Links to the modern world, along with incredible re-creations of a rich, ancient culture through its cuisine, make Bottero's guide an entertaining and mesmerizing read.

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Author:   Jean Bottero ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780226067346


ISBN 10:   0226067343
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   19 April 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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An enticing new book of Ancient Mesopotamian recipes. (The Times) Truly a wonderful read. (History Today)


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Jean Bottero (1914-2007) was director emeritus of L'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes in Paris. He is the author of many books, several of which have been translated and published by the University of Chicago Press. Teresa Lavender Fagan has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press.

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