Revealing the history of recipes


by Frank Jaeger


Human finds himself in need of food, so food recipes are a part of history since then. From time to time, they started using different combinations like addition of salt, spices, water etc to add taste.

This made some food procedure, developed in the shape of recipes.

Ancient Egypt

Egyptians have been using different forms of meat like geese, seafood (fish) and duck, vegetables like lettuce, onion etc and fruits like melon, dates and figs

They grew their own herbs and spices and made cooking oil for recipes. Moreover, they made beer from crumbled barley bread and barley with water

Roman BritainIn Britain, the food introduction was done for the very first time by Romans.

They used to cook celery, cabbages, radishes and carrots..

They were also fond of fish sauce, liquamen

SaxonIn Soxan England, people had limited eating options in the beginning. The ordinary people usually ate plain food recipes comprising of bread, cheese and eggs

Middle AgesIn middle ages, there were a number of recipes introduced for making beef, pork, mutton and birds. Eating meat was not in the budget range of poor people, so they used simple food

The only diet was dark bread, sometimes cheese was used to add taste to their meal

AztecAztecs have made tortilla, a pancake made up of baked maize flour.

There were many other recipes such as tamales, atole, pulgue and octli introduced in Central America

16th-18th CenturyIn the 16th century, the main food of rich people was meat. Poor ate plenty of vegetables.

All classes ate bread but it varied in quality.

17th century brought new items into food catalogue like bananas, tea, ice-cream and chocolate. Tea got an important place in drinking items during 18th century

Later eras:In the early 19's, the working class used plain food recipes like potatoes, bread, butter and bacon. Butcher's meat was taken as a luxury.

In 1860s, Britain had some chips shops and fish shops. The margarine was introduced in 1870

Families started to have evening tea with boiled potatoes as it had become common during 19th century.

Sweets were yet another luxury item in 1914, but they became cheaper with the passage of time.

In 1980s, hamburgers and pizzas became popular and are prevailing until now.

At the end of 20th century, a number of genetically modified food items started to be used in daily recipes.




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