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.

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.

The Everyday Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free Cookbook

Recipes for Coeliacs & Wheat Intolerants
Author: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
Publisher: Grub Street Cookery
ISBN: 1910690910
Category: Cooking
Page: 217
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If you suffer from gluten allergy or intolerance (Coeliac disease), or wheat intolerance, then you probably know the only treatment for either of these debilitating conditions is a gluten-free and wheat-free diet Ð this means eliminating bread, biscuits, crispbreads, cakes, pastry, pasta, breadcrumbs, semolina and food cooked in batter, as well as many tinned, packaged and processed foods Ð in fact foods which usually form the greater part of a normal day-to-day diet.

The British Museum Cookbook

Author: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714117591
Category: Cookery
Page: 159
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In this cookbook, over 100 recipes are recreated from past cultures. Recipes include a full-scale Roman banquet and the exotic Kukuye Sabsi from Ancient Persia. From classical Greece come honey cheesecake and from Georgian England, Mrs Raffald's grapes preserved in brandy.

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.


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.

Movie Menus

Recipes for Perfect Meals with Your Favorite Films
Author: Francine Segan
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780307538642
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Movie Menus pairs classic movies with easy recipes updated from historic cookbooks to help you create a sensational dining experience for any film genre. Both foodies and film buffs will find their passions fulfilled in this deliciously cinematic cookbook, which gathers authentic recipes from the cultures and eras portrayed in your favorite films: Old-Fashioned Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy to savor with Gone with the Wind; Spaghetti and Meatballs with Eggplant for The Godfather; Pan-Seared Steak and Onions with The Alamo; a Victory Garden Salad for Patton. The chapters are organized into ten distinct film genres—everything from “Pharaohs and Philosophers” and “Knights and Kings” to “The Wild West” and “Romantic Dinner for Two”—with a dozen or so recipes each. Treat your family to a complete meal served in popcorn bowls while watching Shrek, or enjoy a Renaissance feast with Shakespeare in Love. Spiced with film factoids, black-and-white movie stills, famous lines, and bloopers, Movie Menus is as fun to read as it is to use, and promises to be a classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Inside Egypt

The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution
Author: John R. Bradley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 023061437X
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Featuring a new afterword in the paperback edition, a critical assessment of what the author identifies as Egypt's corrupt society is an accessible exposé of regional dictatorial politics under Hosni Mubarak that also evaluates flawed Washington perspectives on the area. Reprint.


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.

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.

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.

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451600
Category: Political Science
Page: 800
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This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

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!

A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]

300 Trades and Professions through History
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694031
Category: History
Page: 1373
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Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century. • Provides detailed, interesting essays describing more than 300 professions and occupations across a broad range of eras, including the 21st century, and from around the world, which will give readers a wider understanding of how people have supported themselves throughout time • Supplies historical primary documents that provide personal perspectives on past occupations • Offers fascinating information on how professions began, who did them, and continuity in occupations across time, such as that 18th-century journalists were often imprisoned for displeasing those in authority, and yet 21st-century U.S. journalists may still spend time in jail for refusing to reveal their sources

Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh

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

Egypt Before the Pharaohs

The Prehistoric Foundations of Egyptian Civilization
Author: Michael A. Hoffman
Publisher: Knopf
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.

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.

National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt

Author: Crispin Boyer,James P. Allen
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142630840X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Discusses the mysteries of ancient Egypt, and includes facts covering treasure, pyramids, mummies, and pharaohs.


King of Ancient Egypt
Author: Marie Vandenbeusch,Aude Semet,Margaret Maitland
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218389
Category: Art, Egyptian
Page: 180
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A fresh look at the British Museum s celebrated and extensive ancient Egyptian collection from across three thousand years "