in ancient Egypt were made from Nile mud, pebbles, sand and straw.
Egyptian homes were cool because of the small windows that let in very
little heat. The rich families had very large homes. Their
kitchens were not close to the living room so that the smells from the
kitchen would not reach the living room. The Egyptian gardens had pools
with ducks and fish in them. There were trees around the pools. The
small windows in the house let in little sunlight, dust and wind.
There were wine jars often found in the wealthy homes. They were decorated with a original leaf designs. The cups had a floral print and big bottoms so they would not tip over. The baskets were made of papyrus or palm leaves. They were decorated with different designs. Some pots were made to look like birds and held oil or other things.
Servants would gather around the fire and fan it so it would burn better. Also it would allow the servants to talk. Pots and cups were very common in Egyptian homes. Such things were made over five thousand years ago. Parties were also common among the wealthiest families. Egyptians used instruments such as a flute, rattles, harps, lyres, and bone clappers, bones carved into the shape of a persons hands and held together by a string of papyrus. It is said that the Ancient Egyptians had the most interesting civilizations of the ancient times.
Did the early Egyptians grow their own food? The answer is YES!
The yearly flood of the Nile gave Egypt its rich farm land. The grew barley to make bread. They grew flax to make fine beautiful linen clothing. Crops took the place of taxes. Boys scared away the birds from grain fields. When harvest time approached everyone did their share.
The poor were allowed to glean what the farmers left behind during harvest time. The land was fertile enough to grow crops for two years. The cut grain with a wooden contraption with flint teeth. Others followed behind gathering food in a basket. Light weight wooden plows turned the soil. The were pulled by cattle or even men. They kept exact numbers of cattle. They were recorded for tax reasons. Wild boys were hunted for sport and an ox's leg was usually at a tomb as an offering. Farmers irrigated sometimes by a shandue it dipped into the water with a bucket. Farmers never used horses for work because they were too valuable.
The Egyptians were good eaters. At banquets they ate so much they got sick. The poor had a healthy diet also. They ate vegetables , bread , fruit , and fish from the Nile. They roasted their meat with herbs. The only food from other countries were olive oil and some other spices. They ate finger foods , but in rich homes a servant carried around scented water and a napkin for cleansing hands. In their hot climate , it was crucial to preserve food. They dried duck and fish in the sun. Their main source of protein was bread. The added sand to the dough to grind it it resulted in worn crowns a constant toothache. The most popular drink was beer which was made from barley. The rich people drank wine which was stored in clay jars. There were many bars and taverns but as far as we know there was no public restaurants. They often warned young boys about drinking to much.
Egyptian Food And Drink