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Archaeology Now presents Culinary Adventure: An Ancient Meal

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Archaeology Now, the Houston affiliate of Archaeology Institute of America, presents Culinary Adventure: An Ancient Meal, which is a part of the Senan Shaibani Marsh Arabs project. The Mudhif is a replica of a 5,000-year-old reed structure, which served as a village’s public hall, and is constructed entirely of reeds that were shipped to Houston from the marshlands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq, using ancient methods. It is the focal point of the Senan Shaibani Marsh Arabs Project.

Guests can feast like an ancient Sumerian and experience a glimpse of the food from ancient Iraq. The event features a replication of a meal from a 5,000-year-old tavern discovered at the excavations in Iraq. A beer is being brewed featuring a recipe from an ancient tablet (probably the first recipe for beer in the world). Ancient Sumerian recipes for guests to enjoy will include fish and grains and bread made using a copy of an ancient oven.

An Ancient Meal will also include chefs from Bite of HOPE and culinary leaders from the local Houston Iraqi community. Bite of HOPE works to change the food environment in Houston, focusing on integrating medical and culinary resources to create healthier communities.

Archaeology Now, the Houston affiliate of Archaeology Institute of America, presents Culinary Adventure: An Ancient Meal, which is a part of the Senan Shaibani Marsh Arabs project. The Mudhif is a replica of a 5,000-year-old reed structure, which served as a village’s public hall, and is constructed entirely of reeds that were shipped to Houston from the marshlands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq, using ancient methods. It is the focal point of the Senan Shaibani Marsh Arabs Project.

Guests can feast like an ancient Sumerian and experience a glimpse of the food from ancient Iraq. The event features a replication of a meal from a 5,000-year-old tavern discovered at the excavations in Iraq. A beer is being brewed featuring a recipe from an ancient tablet (probably the first recipe for beer in the world). Ancient Sumerian recipes for guests to enjoy will include fish and grains and bread made using a copy of an ancient oven.

An Ancient Meal will also include chefs from Bite of HOPE and culinary leaders from the local Houston Iraqi community. Bite of HOPE works to change the food environment in Houston, focusing on integrating medical and culinary resources to create healthier communities.

WHEN

WHERE

Rice University Moody Center For The Arts
6100 Main Street, MS-480, Houston, TX 77005, 6100 Main MS-550, Houston, TX 77005, USA
https://www.archaeologynow.org/marsh-arab-project-events/culinary-adventure-an-ancient-meal

TICKET INFO

$65

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