Ancient Egyptian Food

Ancient Egyptian food grows by the Nile River and its fertile land. The Nile was a major source of food and water that allowed the Egyptians to grow their crops and raise their animals. Bread was the most important food for the Egyptians. It was  from a mixture of barley and wheat flour. The ancient Egyptians had several types of bread including bread made with honey, bread made with dates, and bread made with milk. Fish was another main source of food for the Egyptians.

The Nile River was home to a variety of fish.  Meat was not a common food for the lower classes. It was for the wealthy. The most common meats were beef, mutton, and game birds like quail and pigeon. Honey was  as a sweetener for many Egyptian dishes and was also  to make a fermented drink called mead.

Beer was the most popular alcoholic drink in Ancient Egypt.  The ancient Egyptians also had a wide variety of desserts. That were  from fruits like figs, dates, and grapes. They also made sweet cakes and pastries.

Ancient Egyptian cuisine included a variety of dishes that were based on local produce and ingredients.

These included: 1. Bread: Bread was the staple food in ancient Egypt. It was  from barley or wheat. 2. Beer: Beer was also a staple drink in ancient Egypt.  It was  from barley. 3. Vegetables: Vegetables like beans, onions, leeks, cucumbers, lettuce, and radishes were also commonly eaten. 4. Fruits: Fruits like dates, figs, grapes, and pomegranates were part in  desserts and  snacks industry.

5. Meat: Wealthy people in ancient Egypt ate meat such as beef , goat , lamb and pork. 6. Fish: Fish was a staple food for people living near the Nile river. 7. Honey: Honey was a common sweetener used in desserts and drinks. 8. Spices: Spices like cinnamon, coriander, cumin, and garlic were as a  flavor dishes.

9. Milk and Cheese: Although not widely consumed, milk and cheese were a part of the ancient Egyptian diet. 10. Wine: Although less common than beer, wine was also consumed by wealthy people in ancient Egypt.