World’s Oldest Foods

You gotta eat, right? Some foods have been around a crazy long time. They’ve endured through the centuries, satisfying rumbling tummies through the years. Though some dishes may have changed a bit from their original states, their evolution has kept them on the food radar up to the present day. If you’re looking to taste history, here are some of the world’s oldest foods.

Stew (Circa 6,000 BC)

Hardy, hot, and delicious, stew has been warming bellies for thousands of years. Typically people would make use of the meats and veggies that were in season, and the meal was a great way to stretch ingredients. Stew has been a go-to dish all over the world, in various ancient cultures and regions. Today it still enjoys global popularity as a comfort food.

Bread (30,000+ Years)

Bread was one of the very first foods prepared by man. Having been around for over 30k years, it definitely qualifies it as one of the world’s oldest foods. Bread comes in just about every variety you can dream of today. It’s a food staple that many of us find richly comforting and delicious. Nothing quiet tastes like freshly baked bread.

Tamales (Between 8,000 and 5,000 BC)

Popular among many ancient Mesoamerican cultures like the Aztecs and the Mayans, these steamed delicacies are still very much around today. The dish is a parcel made from a type of dough called masa. The dough is filled with various things like meats, veggies, and fruits. The concoction is then steamed in a corn husk or banana leaves.

Pancakes (Circa 3,300 BC)

Pancakes aren’t just a beloved breakfast food around the globe today, they’re one of the oldest foods in history. When the mummified body of Otzi The Iceman was discovered in Europe, they actually discovered a wheat based pancake in his stomach. This led scientists to believe that pancakes were a staple of the Neolithic diet.

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