Would you like to taste the stew that King David used to treat his guests? Or would you like to cook a Bible-style dinner for your friends? What is biblical style? Bible meals are meals that were prepared and eaten in Bible times.
Of course, most of the dishes are prepared from products that were common in the Middle East in those distant times. Therefore, first of all, you will need lentils, olives, onions, eggplants, tomatoes, rice, cheese, honey, fish, lamb, goat meat and, of course, bread and wine. At that time, lamb was considered the main dish. But in Galilee, Samaria, Judea, they also cooked veal, goat meat, wild geese, ducks and even kites, falcons, owls, and seagulls. And foie gras, it turns out, appeared in Ancient Egypt: there, wild geese and ducks were specially fed for the pharaohs.
Bible Dinner. Bible food
An entire chapter is devoted to Old Testament delicacies in the book. There are especially many of them in Jewish cuisine. For example, Tzimmes (a dessert made from carrots and fruits stewed over low heat) was prepared by the Jews several thousand years ago. And the roasted nuts are essentially the same candied roasted nuts (cookies made of burnt sugar with nut crumbs), only in chocolate.
In other words, the most common foods were bread, grapes, lentils, wine and olives. Remember: Isaiah, the son of Isaak, tasted the lentil stew so delicious that he sold the birthright to Jacob for it.
Keep in mind that you will not be able to accurately reproduce this or that dish. If only because then food was cooked on an open fire in clay pots. But, according to the authors, this is not the main thing. After that, more important is the spirit and mood in which your “Bible” meal is prepared and served.
Mint meat. Bible Cooking Recipe
Bible food, Ingredients: 4 onions, chopped; 3 cloves of garlic; 6 tablespoons olive oil; 8 slices of veal; 1 glass of water; 1 tablespoon flour; 1 teaspoon white pepper; 6 coriander seeds; 1 clove bud; 1 tablespoon lime juice; 6 cherry tomatoes, halved; 6 fresh mint leaves, chopped; 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Fry the onion and garlic in oil in a frying pan until golden brown. Add veal fillet, fry until tender. Place the meat on a plate. Pour water into a pan, add flour and pepper, bring to a boil. Add the rest of the spices, cook over low heat. Add lime juice, tomatoes, mint, veal and simmer for another 30 minutes. Boil a side dish (for example, rice). After that, put everything on a baking sheet, garnish with chopped olives on top and bake for another 10 minutes.
Lentil stew. Recipe
Bible food, Ingredients: 1 cup lentils; 3 potatoes; 1 carrot; salt; pepper; greens.
Soak lentils in water for 2 hours. Pour water into a saucepan, put lentils. After boiling, cook for 20 minutes. Add diced potatoes, grated carrots and cook until tender. Season with salt, pepper and herbs before serving.
Jewish dessert salad. Recipe
Ingredients: 1 bunch of lettuce; 100 g of cottage cheese; 50 g chopped tomatoes; 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar; 9 tablespoons olive oil; 2 tablespoons honey; 1 cup finely chopped shallots; 1 red chili; 1/4 cup chopped olives; 3 cloves of garlic, minced; 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
Put chopped lettuce, cottage cheese and tomatoes into a bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a pot, close the lid and shake for 30 seconds. After that, put everything on one plate before serving.
Bread "Life". Recipe
Ingredients: 250 g dried apricots; 3 bananas; 250 g raisins; 200 g walnut; 9 cups rye flour; 2 cups wheat flour; 1 teaspoon sea salt; 1 tablespoon ghee; 1 tablespoon baking soda; 4 tablespoons honey; 50 ml of kefir.
Soak dried apricots in a little water. As soon as the dried fruit is softened, drain the liquid into a separate bowl – it will later come in handy for the banana puree. Add raisins and nuts to dried apricots. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, butter and honey. Then add chopped bananas and kefir there. Divide the dough, kneaded until smooth, into three parts and arrange in tins. After that, bake for 30 minutes in the oven at 200 degrees.