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Happy Two-Year Anniversary Bon Appetit Wednesday! Celebrate Our Most Popular Ancient Recipe

celebrate-311709_640Two years ago we published our first official Bon Appetit Wednesday post. Since then we’ve brought you 125 recipes with a past: 125 dishes with ancient stories to tell, and 125 ancient treats for your taste buds. And we’ve loved all that we’ve learned along the way. Isn’t uncovering the culinary secrets of ancient history deliciously amazing? Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Mesopotamian Palace Cakes From Ur

UROFTHECHALDEESToday’s recipe is fit for royalty! This cake was served in the palaces of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur and uses one of the most important food staples in ancient Mesopotamia—the date. Ur was located in what is now Iraq and was an important city on the Persian Gulf. It was inhabited from 3800 BCE to 450 BCE. Due to its position on the gulf, Ur became an enormous and hugely influential city trading with countries as far away as India. Its citizens were wealthy and lived unusually comfortable lives compared with those in other Mesopotamian cities.[1] Continue reading