Eating with the Pharaohs - An Ancient Egypt Cook Book Part 1

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Eating with the Pharaohs is a small collection of recipes and stories written by Pentu the Scribe who served as Master of Pharaoh’s Kitchen. They bring to us part of the struggle of working as a cook in the Egypt of the pyramid builders. More
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About Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison has been a writer for most of his life. “I cannot remember a time when I was not writing, even when I was five or six years old. I grew up on books such as Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Time Machine — these and the many other books that I read in my early years fed my imagination, a voracious imagination transporting me to faraway places, other worlds and to other times in both the recent and more distant past...” Many of these worlds and places are visited in the novels and short story collections he has written.
Besides a love for fiction, Paul also reads widely on ancient history and archaeology. “I am particularly interested in Ancient Egypt, mainly Old Kingdom Egypt during the age of the pyramid builders. I was always intrigued as to how the pyramids were built and about the lives of the pharaohs as well as the workers who constructed the pyramids. There were many questions filling my mind, but few if any answers.” This inquiring interest led to the Giza Trilogy books, a monumental work of well-researched fiction set against the backdrop of the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau. Together, with their associated books, The Divine Light (currently being written) and the completed, Eternal Egypt, Supplement to the Giza Trilogy, these books total more than one million words! Other books written cover a wide range of subjects including historical, science fiction, ghost and detective stories as well as many other genres.
Paul currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania with his wife in a house overlooking the Derwent River. “The magnificent views of Hobart and of Mount Wellington inspire me in my writings — but the most important inspiration is my wife, Helena.”

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helen rochefort reviewed on Oct. 10, 2013

Review on the Eating with the Pharaohs – Ancient Egyptian Cookbook - Part I
Setting Place: Ancient Egypt
Setting Time: IV Dynasty
Story Format: Recipes and Comments
The Review
This book was a surprise and a pleasant discovery. When I enjoy an author’s style I tend to check and buy most of the books produced by the writer. When checking the author’s page for more by this author, I found a cookbook of Ancient Egypt with the comments of Pentu the Scribe, the fictional character responsible for the kitchen in the Pharaoh’s household.
The recipes, just give us a clue of how things could have been developed in such ancient times, the possible ingredients used in the ancient kitchen which come with the instruction of how to prepare the food for the Pharaoh and the ones in his family. The interesting and very clever idea is the selection of comments on the preferences and habits of the Pharaoh and all those who shared his meals, the way it was served and the meaning some dishes had to this mysterious and powerful character. Just like any series it is just the first book and I expect a lot more from the following books.
(reviewed 66 days after purchase)
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