The rich and the poor were not very different. The rich usually ate more meat because it was expensive. Does that sound like today? Well the rich would also drink more wine because it was considered more elegant. Like you know, fancier. The poor on the other hand also ate meat, but they did not have it nearly as often. the ate more fish and vegetables. They all lived off of beer and bread though. The poor ate most of the meat that they had on special occasions.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Bread was very important to the egyptians . That was a part of their main diet. Can u belive that back then they had over 40 types of breads! Now thats alot! Some of the flavors that they used to give things some better taste were honey, garlic and onions. Sounds familar right. The most common bread that they ate was flat bread. Have you ever heard of that bread? Now about there grains. They had a large varity grains that they used to make food. Some of the things that they used grains for was to make cakes.Yum! They also used them to make pastries, and bread. What a surpise they made bread with grain. Bread was actually not the best for them. The berad was all gritty and wore away the egyptiand teeth. Ew! Now would you really want to eat that bread if it made your teeth all gritty. Well i don't know about you but i sure like to have nice and white teeth.
Back in the days when the pyrmids were built they did not cook in the cool new shiny ovens that we have. They had something a tiny bit different. To cook there bread and all they would use clay ovens. Not only did they use those ovens they used nothing! I know weird they used a open fire thats it!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Egyptians had a basic diet of bread and beer. Sounds funny i know! The rich and the poor had about the same diet except, the rich usally drank more wine than beer because it was more elegant. Along with bread and beer they had vegetables just like us today. Most commom ones were lettuce, cabbages and cucumbers. Sounds just like pretty much so far right. They also enjoyed dessert. They would have almonds, figs, dates, grapes, and other nuts.