Friday, November 19, 2010

Homemade Pots and Pans

     Ever wonder what Ancient Egyptian's food was served in every night? Where they ate? Most of their cooking and eating utensils, pots, pans and plates were all made of clay in a kiln in their own homes. The women of Ancient Egypt cooked with pitchers, bowls, platters, mugs, pots, pans, jars, ladles and straw wisks. Along with cooking the meal, they were also required to wash all the dishes in the Nile after dinner was done. At my house, everyone does their own dishes every night! During the meal, the food made was all in a big bowl in the center for everyone to reach. They would take a piece of bread to scoop out whatever they wanted. The poor in Ancient Egypt ate dinner on rush mats at low tables. The rich however, reclined on couches and servants brought their food to them! Talk about royal teratment!


  1. I think thats unfair that the women have to do all the cooking. Also hwo did they was dishes with all those creatures in the Nile?

  2. I didn't know that Eygptians cleaned their dishes in the Nile. The only thing that I think is unfair is that they all ate from a big bowl.

  3. Ancient Egyptians wash dishes but have to be on a close look out because of the alligators and hippos. That is why nobody liked to do it. And normally the woman had to clean dishes and wash clothes!