Today, we are going to show you the
earliest known written recipe from Egypt. It was written on piece of papyrus in the 3rd century AD. It’s for a lentil dish!
It is certainly fitting that the oldest known recipe is for lentils, considering that Egyptians have been eating lentils since prehistoric times, since around 4000 BC! This recipe shows the continuity in the long history of Egyptian cuisine. Lentils were being prepared in different ways depending on the time period for thousands of years.