Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chinese Noodle Dinner found buried

Chinese noodle dinner

During a recent archaeology excavation in a Chinese cemetery Noodles, cakes, porridge, and meat bones were found dating to around 2,500 years ago. The findings suggest that the Chinese may have been among the world's first bakers because these cakes were cooked in an oven-like hearth.

Further research suggests that the ancient Egyptians were also baking bread but this latest discovery indicates that individuals in northern China were skillful bakers who likely learned baking and other more complex cooking techniques much earlier.

With the use of fire and grindstones, large amounts of cereals were consumed and transformed into staple foods.


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