Monday, June 11, 2007

The significance of kitchens for ancient Egyptians
There are diverse aspects to the ancient Egyptian civilization that many of us are fascinated by: the building of pyramids, the tombs that store mummies or hoards of gold, as well as the captivating paintings on the walls.

But few of us direct our attention to the ancient Egyptians’ cuisine and their kitchens.

The issue would have remained sidelined, even despite of the fact that the walls in temples and tombs are replete with images showing the Pharaohs’ meals as well as the poultry and animals that made up part of their dishes. But when a tour guide’s interest in the matter drove her to study it, ancient Egyptian cuisine started to surface, attracting more attention to a topic once overshadowed.