Crazy Literary Fact: The Oldest Cookbook in the World

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.




    Crazy Literary Fact: The Oldest Cookbook in the World

    The oldest Cookbook in the world is a clay Babylonian tablet. It dates back to 1750 BC (the time of Hammurabi) and contains the oldest known cooking recipes. The dishes are mainly stews with healthy amounts of meat. Cumin and cilantro are featured seasonings in almost every dish. Inscribed in Akkadian, its recipes give very precise instructions and measurements, making it most likely that it was for use by professional cooks and chefs of that time.

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