The Egyptians lived next to the Nile River to supply fish. Their food was mostly bread and beer, often with a side of onions or some other vegetable and dried fish. Although they ate fish, other meats were not often eaten.
Raising animals for meat was expensive and is the reason for less meat. Back then, that was expensive. Poorer Egyptians went out to hunt for roots and wild plants. They used to gather wild fruit. When the poor Egyptians got the food, they would cook it in the clay ovens. They drank mostly water or beer.
The rich, however, ate meat of many kinds. The main meat was cows and sheep. Other meats they ate were duck, goose, stork, and pigeon. Rich Egyptians did not only eat meat though. They would eat what the poor would eat too. The rich had eaten the bread too, although it had a hard, rough feeling to it. The rich drank something a little different than what the poor drank. They did drink water, and sometimes beer, but wine was a favorite to them. This is picture is about what they ate and drank.