UK man cooks Mesopotamian meal with the help of recipes from 1750 BCE.

UK man cooks Mesopotamian meal with the help of recipes from 1750 BCE.

The novel coronavirus lockdown may get to you at times, no doubt. And what can you do to feel better? Just try new things like an academic from the United Kingdom did. In a thread on Twitter, Bill Sutherland said that he cooked up a Babylonian meal from a recipe tablet and it turned out great. In fact, it is the "Best Mesopotamian meal" he has ever had. Sutherland also shared pictures of the dishes that he prepared - Stew of lamb, Tuh'u, Unwinding and Elamite Broth. In separate tweets, Sutherland posted short descriptions of the dishes that he cooked. "I blame lockdown but for some reason decided to cook Babylonian meal from the recipe tablet on the right; at 1750 BCE are the oldest recipes existing. Seemed to go down OK 'Best Mesopotamian meal I have eaten'," Bill Sutherland said in his tweet.

Stew of lamb was "simple and delicious," he said, adding, "Crumbled in a couple of barley cakes (made by daughter Tessa), which made a rich unctuous sauce. Crushed leek and garlic topping gave it a sharp edge."

Tuh'u looked stunning. "Thought this looked stunning and full of flavour. Think I should have cooked a bit longer to disintegrate more," he said.