Babylonia and Beyond:
History of Iraqi Cuisine
Interview on the Heritage Radio Network.org: A Taste of the Past - Episode 136
First Aired - 05/23/2013 12:00 PM
Eat Bread Enkido, the glory of life,
Drink wine Enkido, the custom of the land.
(from Epic of Gilgamesh)
In celebration of the release of the new edition of my book Delights from the Garden of Eden, I sat with the culinary historian Linda Pelaccio in the NY Studio and chatted with her about the history of the Iraqi cuisine.
Iraqi tannour bread, of Sumerian origin
Order information available at www.iraqicookbook.com
|Iraqi tannour bread, of Sumerian origin|
From the Heritage Radio website:
|The Babylonian cuneiform tablet with stew recipes (1700 BC). Courtesy of Yale Babylonian Collection|
|The Babylonian cuneiform tablet with recipes for bird pies (1700 BC). Courtesy of Yale Babylonian Collection|