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Where Are The World's Oldest Dishes Today?
Indian curry is a dish of proteins in a spicy sauce usually served over rice. It dates back to 2200-2500 B.C., although today’s version appeared in the 16th century.
Indian Curry
Garlic is an essential Indian curry element, and the dish is the oldest known use of turmeric and ginger. The term "curry" was popularized by British traders in the 17th century.
Pancakes are made from a batter, cooked on a griddle or frying pan. Ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed pancakes with honey, and they’ve since evolved into various forms.
The recipe dates back more than 70,000 years. Early forms of pancakes were made by prehistoric humans, as evidenced by findings in the Shanidar Cave system and the Italian Alps.
Linzer torte is a shortcrust pastry cake made from sugar, almonds, butter, flour, and spices, filled with red currant jam, and topped with a lattice crust.
Linzer Torte
The dish dates back to 1653 and originated in Linz, Austria. Linzer torte is considered one of the world's oldest cake recipes and has remained largely unchanged over centuries.
Tamales are bundles of meat encased in masa dough, wrapped in corn husks, and steamed. They were invented by ancient Mesoamerican civilizations over 10,000 years ago.
This portable, protein-rich food was ideal for soldiers and hunters. Tamales are traditionally made in large batches by families with a variety of fillings both savory and sweet.
Ground beef patties, stacked with toppings like lettuce, pickles, mustard, and onions, and sandwiched between bread buns, is a concept dating back to the 1st century A.D.
The Romans created early forms of burgers called isicia omentata, which spread to Britain and later evolved into the modern hamburger, which became popular in the 19th century.