The world’s oldest soup recipe …

Today’s interesting, but utterly useless food fact:

The world’s oldest recipe for soup is approximately 6000 years old.  It apparently calls for hippopotamus, sparrows, vegetables, lentils and spices.

I couldn’t find a source for this information, even though I looked.  (If any of my librarian friends can help, it would be appreciated).

I’m sure humans have been making soup ever since we invented a container in which to make it.

It is certainly approaching soup season in the southern hemisphere, and I will eat a fair amount of it, admittedly without hippopotamus or sparrow meat.  And it will be cooked on my gas stove, not an open fire.  But other than that, the old “recipe” for using what one has will do.

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