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The Funerary Feast of King Midas Stew Recipe

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The Funerary Feast of King Midas Stew is a recipe recreated from ingredients that were chemically determined to be present in the pots of the Funerary Feast of King Midas of Phrygia about 740 BCE, found at the Midas Mound (Great Tumulus) in Gordion, located in Yassihöyük, Turkey. The chemical analysis was performed by Dr. Patrick McGovern of University of Pennsylvania. This recipe was developed by Ayse Salzmann of the Gordion Project and Pam Horowitz of the Museum Catering Company, with the help of Dr. Naomi Miller, a paleobotanist and member of the Gordion team and Dr. Patrick McGovern. The recipe was posted on a slip of paper inside the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, PA during The Golden Age of King Midas temporary exhibit, which is where I have picked it up in November 2016. I have modified some of the measurements and added many extra instructions, because the original recipe was really vague.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Lamb (Stew meat)
  • 1 1/2 cups Green Lentils (Rinsed)
  • 4 cups Water (or Beef Stock)
  • 1 Onion (Large, chopped)
  • 1 Carrot (Chopped)
  • 2 stalks Celery (Chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Black Pepper (Coarse Ground)
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil

Directions

  1. Chop up the onion, carrot and celery. Cut the Lamb stew meat into 5 inch cubes. Season the lamb meat with salt and pepper. Preheat the...
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The Funerary Feast of King Midas Stew Recipe

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Author:
Eli
Cuisine:
Phrygian
Category:
Main Course
Recipe Yields:
4 people
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