The history of the kitchen is fascinating. We discover in particular what our ancestors ate and we are sometimes surprised to learn that certain specialties still exist today in a very similar form, not to say sometimes identical. And it is precisely these well-known dishes, invented a very long time ago, that we are interested in here.
8000 BC Researchers estimate that humans must have brewed beer 10,000 years ago because all the ingredients were within their reach. And even if his invention was dated 2000 years later. A very nice discovery that we later declined in all the countries of the world.
- Nettle pudding
6000 BC. Nettles boiled with barley and water. A recipe that is still appreciated in Great Britain and especially in Wales where nettle is cooked in all sauces.
3600 BC. Popcorn was therefore born before the cinema. Long before. But then, what were people doing while eating it? They were watching the campfire? FYI, popcorn was born in Mexico.
- The meat pie
1700 years BC. The oldest references to the meat pie therefore date back to 3700 years ago, in Mesopotamia. And even today, we like to get together around a good pie.
The origins of the kebab also, which therefore date back to 1700 BC. Of course, at the time, there were no motorized spits. It was much more basic but the concept was the same. Without the white sauce (by far one of the best kebab sauces).
900 BC. The cool thing about stew is that you can put all the leftovers in it. Mix it up and see what happens. The stew that has always been particularly popular the day after a cookout.
The ancestor of the pasta, or the noodle, was born among the Etruscans. Hundreds of years later, this specialty will see its popularity decline in favor of spaghetti, macaroni and other orecchiettes.
This pastry from the Middle East (but not only) dates back, in a more primitive form, to the 2nd century BC. It was later perfected to reach us in its current and delicious form.
- Wild Boar Roast
Between the 4th and 5th century. A classic of Roman gastronomy. It goes to show that wild boar was not only appreciated by die-hard Gauls… The first roast boar recipe is mentioned in L’Art Culinaire, a compilation of Roman recipes published at the end of the 4th century.
Eat better, eat old! And if old stuff isn’t your thing, find our best McDo recipes to redo at home.