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October
16 Sep 2015, 15:39
http://www.dailysabah.com/food/2015/09/09/archaeological-team-prepares-4000-year-old-hittite-meals

Anyone else intrigued?

Also, Middle Eastern archaeology isn't my bag. Anyone know what any of these things are? It'd be interesting to try foods from that far in the past.

faye_cat
16 Sep 2015, 15:43
That's really awesome. I love finds like that.

October
16 Sep 2015, 15:46
It happens all the time. The only beer I like is based off a millennia-old beer recipe from Greece, and people have found trace amounts of milk on bowls from the neolithic. (Fun fact, milk residue NEVER washes off. If you made cereal in a bowl once, a thousand years from now, that milk will still bet there :-p) But this one is full of things I've never heard of, and that fascinates me.

faye_cat
16 Sep 2015, 15:50
That is a fun fact!

Oooh, what beer is that?

October
16 Sep 2015, 15:52
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/midas-touch.htm

(It's still too bitter for me, but it's the principle, lol)

DragonsFriend
16 Sep 2015, 15:57
The breads are made from Buckwheat and are unleavened. They are made plain (unflavored) for dipping the mashed foods or with fruit spreads. the bread that is flavored is for eating alone or with meat as a sandwich. Using bread instead of your hand was common. Think "hummus" when you see "Beruwa" but instead of being made with beans it is made with other things.

I'm no expert but from the religious history I took these are very similar to other middle eastern dishes of the time.