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Sunday, August 8, 2010

How to Cook Like They Did in Ancient Mesopotamia

Originally Published at BellaOnline Mythology

From ancient cuneiform tables that are currently at Yale University.

I call these Yum!
1 cup raisins
1 cup dates

Combine butter and honey and mix with the fruit and a little flour into balls. Fry lightly.

Tasty Cakes

3 c  flour
1/4 c clarified butter
1 c dates
1/3 c feta cheese
1/3 c rasins

Bake [The recipe didn't say how hot or for how long. You might try 350 degrees for about 20-30 min].
Assyrian Beef 

Chop 1 c each onions, shallots, garlic, chives, leeks, scallions. Fry in oil until soft.

Add and brown all sides of an eye round pot roast in mixture, add salt to taste.

Turn down heat, and simmer until done in a small amount of water to which a quarter to a half bottle of Honey Brown beer has been added, turning once or twice during cooking.

Remove meat. Boil down onion-beer mixtures until reduced to a thick vegetable-rich gravy.

Carve and serve. .

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