Food Fit for Pharaohs

An Ancient Egyptian Cookbook
Author: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714119847
Category: Cooking
Page: 64
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The great River Nile was the source of life for the ancient Egyptians, annually flooding its banks to leave behind some of the most fertile soil on earth. The favourite dishes of the Egyptian people are some of the oldest and simplest, based on wholesome ingredients such as honey, dates, raisins, nuts, beans, whole wheat grains, cumin, garlic, mint and lemon. This charming small book introduces these dishes, beautifully illustrated with fullcolour images of food and feasting drawn from original paintings on walls and papyrus. A practical cookbook which reinterprets for the modern cook a fascinating selection of delicious recipes to help you create food fit for pharaohs.

The Pharaoh's Kitchen

Recipes from Ancient Egypt's Enduring Food Traditions
Author: Magda Mehdawy,Amr Hussein
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774163104
Category: Cooking
Page: 161
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Judging from the evidence available from depictions of daily life on tombs and in historical texts, the ancient Egyptians were just as enthusiastic about good food and generous hospitality as are their descendants today. Magda Mehdawy and Amr Hussein have done extensive research on the cultivation, gathering, preparation, and presentation of food in ancient Egypt and have developed nearly a hundred recipes that will be perfectly recognizable to anyone familiar with modern Egyptian food. Beautifully illustrated with scenes from tomb reliefs, objects and artifacts in museum exhibits, and modern photographs, the recipes are accompanied by explanatory material that describes the ancient home and kitchen, cooking vessels and methods, table manners and etiquette, banquets, beverages, and ingredients. Traditional feasts and religious occasions with their own culinary traditions are described, including some that are still celebrated today. A glossary of ingredients and place names provides a useful guide to unfamiliar terms.

Horemheb

The Forgotten Pharaoh
Author: Charlotte Booth
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445608855
Category: History
Page: 160
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Insight into Tutankhamun’s commander in chief and rightful heir.

My Egyptian Grandmother's Kitchen

Traditional Dishes Sweet and Savory
Author: Magda Mehdawy
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774249273
Category: Cooking
Page: 366
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In this beautifully illustrated volume, Magda Mehdawy has gathered in one book the most complete collection of Egyptian recipes ever assembled. Drawing on the traditional recipes she learned from her grandmother and other members of her generation, Mehdawy offers a surprising range of sumptuous recipes and unusual flavors that are part of Egypt's millennia-long cultural heritage. She also reveals the historical depth of the national cuisine, beginning with a section on food and wine-making techniques used by the ancient Egyptians. For readers interested in more recent traditions, Mehdawy provides lists of typical menus served on Islamic holidays and feasts, and a fascinating overview of traditional beliefs regarding vegetables and spices. While covering regional dishes from all over Egypt, Mehdawy emphasizes the cuisine of her native Mediterranean city of Alexandria, providing a wide selection of seafood dishes, such as baked sardines and shrimp kufta with rice. Grouped by food categories--including Broths and Soups, Stuffed Vegetables, Poultry, Pickles, Jams, and Desserts--the book helpfully lists detailed health information as well as practical advice on shopping for the best-quality ingredients, and where to find them. Even chefs already familiar with Egyptian cuisine will find new dishes here. With copious illustrations in full color throughout, this compendium is a great introduction to the rich flavor and variety of the traditional Egyptian kitchen.

Pharaoh's Son

Book Three of The Memphis Cycle
Author: D M Wilder
Publisher: D M Wilder
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 434
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Hatshepsut

Egypt's First Female Pharaoh
Author: Pamela Dell
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756538351
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Examines the life and times of the first woman pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

Festive Feasts Cookbook


Author: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299195106
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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This fascinating cookbook offers the modern cook a tempting selection of ten historical feasts from around the world. Drawn from a vast range of sources, the recipes are compiled and described in their historical context by the author, an expert in recreating historical recipes. From the lavish dishes of the Mughal emperors to the exotic cuisine of the Aztecs, all fifty recipes have been thoroughly modernized and tested, and each menu comes complete with alternative ingredients and serving suggestions. A perfect gift for year-round entertaining, Festive Feasts Cookbook is beautifully designed and features sumptuous color pictures of food and feasting, including period paintings, illuminated manuscripts, decorative ceramics, prints, and etchings. With lively introductions that provide a cultural background for the recipes, this book has much to offer those interested in creative cooking within a historical context. Festive Feasts Cookbook includes: The Return of Odysseus: A Homeric Banquet The 1001 Arabian Nights: Feasting with the Caliph Dining at the Court of Lucrezia Borgia Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast Banqueting with Mughal Emperors The Cuisine of the Aztecs Dinner with Queen Elizabeth I Jewish Passover Supper: Centuries of Tradition An Imperial Birthday Banquet in the Forbidden City Georgian Christmas with Parson Woodforde Co-published with The British Museum Press, U.K. The Wisconsin edition is for sale only in the U.S.A. and it's dependencies, Canada, and the Philippines.

Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh


Author: R. L. LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547573960
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2024

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In this fourth book in the series, Theodosia sets off to Egypt to return the Emerald Tablet—embedded with the knowledge of some of the ancient world’s most guarded secrets. Accompanied by her cat, Isis (smuggled along in a basket), Theo plans to return the artifact, then explore the mysteries surrounding her own birth and oh, yes— help her mother dig up treasures on her archeological expedition. But nothing ever works out as planned, especially when a precious treasure appears suddenly, and then just as suddenly disappears . . . When the Serpents of Chaos get involved, Theo finds she’s digging up a lot more than she expected!

Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse


Author: Laura Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407158549
Category: Blessing and cursing
Page: 307
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Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing = Poppy Pym has grown up in the circus, taming lions before lunch and learning acrobatics in the afternoon. But when she turns eleven, her circus family decides she needs a more traditional education, and she is sent to boarding school. At first Poppy doesn't fit in at St Smithen's, a school that is very different from the circus. Then, an ancient Egyptian ruby arrives at school and dangerous accidents start occurring. Suddenly it's up to Poppy to save her new school and solve the mystery of the Pharaoh's curse!

Egyptian Life Stickers


Author: A. G. Smith,Stickers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486299693
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 4
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Nineteen full-color stickers depict everyday life in ancient Egypt with portraits of a Pharaoh, charioteer, scribe, soothsayer, laborers, and more.

Inside Egypt

The Road to Revolution in the Land of the Pharaohs
Author: John R. Bradley
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade
ISBN: 9780230120662
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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The government of Egypt banned Inside Egypt in 2008--the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades--and quickly rescinded it after the media firestorm that followed. The book depicts the country before the collapse, and then explores recent events in Egypt and the realization of the predicted revolution. Through interviews with ordinary Egyptians and extensive travels in the country, Bradley reveals why Egypt was vulnerable to a popular uprising and how it could bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in a country once noted for its plurality and tolerance.

Egypt Before the Pharaohs

The Prehistoric Foundations of Egyptian Civilization
Author: Michael A. Hoffman
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 391
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Why the Pharaohs Built the Pyramids with Fake Stones


Author: Joseph Davidovits
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9782951482043
Category: Egyptology
Page: 288
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In this book, Professor Joseph Davidovits explains the intriguing theory that made him famous. He shows how the Pyramids were built by using re-agglomerated stone (a natural limestone treated like a concrete), and not with huge carved blocks, hauled on fragile ramps. Archaeology bears him out, as well as hieroglyphic texts, scientific analysis, religious and historical facts. Several independant scientific studies reveal the ultimate proofs that the pyramids blocks are not natural. You may find various papers or opinions challenging the theory, but all prefer ignoring these analysis. Believing or not in the artificial stone theory is now simply irrelevant. It is a fact, a truth that is still fought by some people for irrational purposes. Here we finally have the first complete presentation on how and why the Egyptian pyramids were built. We discover its brilliant creator, the great scribe and architect, Imhotep. Joseph Davidovits sweeps aside the conventional image which cripples Egyptology and delivers a captivating and surprising view of Egyptian civilisation. He charts the rise of this technology, its apogee with the Pyramids at Giza, and the decline. Everything is logical and brilliant, everything fits into place. Chapter by chapter, the revelations are sensational, especially when Joseph Davidovits explains why the pharaohs stopped building great pyramids because of an over-exploitation of raw materials and a likely environmental disaster. We understand why Cheops and Ramses II represent two Egyptian civilisations completely different in their beliefs. On the one hand, the God Khnum mandates Cheops to build his pyramid in agglomerated stone, while on the other hand, the God Amun orders Ramses to carve stone for the temples of Luxor and Karnak. 30 years after the best seller book: The Pyramids: an enigma solved, after 30 years of new research, and new discoveries, you will understand why the theory is more alive than ever, why more and more scientists and archaeologists agree, simply because it is the truth.

Pharoahs [sic] and Kings

A Biblical Quest
Author: David M. Rohl
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780609801307
Category: Social Science
Page: 425
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The basis of a series produced by The Learning Channel, a survey shows how archaeological evidence uncovered over the past two centuries validates the history of the biblical lands as it is told in the Old Testament. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Pharaoh's Cat


Author: Maria Luisa Lang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996335201
Category:
Page: 184
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The Pharaoh's Cat, narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, is the story of a free-spirited, quick-witted stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly finds himself with human powers joined to his feline nature. The cat immediately captures the attention of the seventeen-year-old Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents' death, and is brought to live with him at the royal palace. The cat also becomes friends with the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that later plague him. He has an enemy in the Vizier-the Pharaoh's uncle and the second most powerful man in Egypt. The Vizier hates him for himself and even more for his relationship with the Pharaoh. The cat participates in festivities at the royal palace, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. He later accompanies the Pharaoh on a trip through his kingdom, all the while renewing the Pharaoh's ability to enjoy life and inspiring him to become a stronger leader. Between the cat and the Pharaoh a bond of love gradually forms which will determine Egypt's destiny. The Pharaoh's Cat imaginatively blends Egyptology with comedy, drama, and even time travel--the cat and the High Priest will meet Elena, a resident of the twenty-first century and the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist. Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Pharaoh's Cat is her first novel. She has almost completed a sequel.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt


Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408810026
Category: History
Page: 672
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A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra

Tutankhamun's Book of Puzzles

Riddles & Enigmas Inspired by the Great Pharaoh
Author: Tim Dedopulos
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781780971964
Category: Games
Page: 255
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Start solving Egyptian style! Stunningly designed, Tutankhamun's Book of Puzzles recreates the world of the famous boy Pharaoh through 125 riddles, puzzles, and enigmas fit for a king, but suitable for the family. The beautifully illustrated conundrums feature hieroglyphics and iconic images—like pyramids and sphinxes—dating back to 3150 BC. Discover the spirit of Ancient Egypt in brain-challengers that include “The Labyrinth,” “The Temple of Anubis,” and “The Priest's Estate.”

Pharaoh's Daughter

A Novel of Ancient Egypt
Author: Julius Lester
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152066628
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 182
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A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to become a prophet of his people, while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.