After a long, hard day hauling pyramid stones or wrapping up mummies, an Ancient Egyptian needed a decent meal. But what did the Egyptians eat, exactly? What were their staple crops, ingredients and livestock? How was food celebrated in Egyptian religion, and how different is Ancient Egyptian food from the food of modern Egypt? In this talk, we’ll discover the answers to these questions and more, as we explore the role of food in Ancient Egyptian culture, literature and art.

The speaker, Andrew Coletti, is an educator and lifelong history/mythology/fantasy nerd who has been known to throw ancient dinner parties just for fun. Follow his recreations of ancient recipes on, or @passtheflamingo on Instagram and Twitter. Andrew also published a fantasy novel called The Knife’s Daughter through Pink Narcissus Press (2018). Get it here:

This presentation is from Nerd Nite New York City.