What food did they eat in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

by Media Desk Published on: 20th June 2017

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This cooking show parody introduces children to early Islamic food...

This cooking show parody introduces children to early Islamic food.

A-Razi prepares goat stew

Ahmed makes a fish dish drink

Aisha uses traditional flavours to enhance her lamb dish and prays it will be well received

These three chefs complete for the privilege of cooking for the Caliph’s Eid celebrations.

Who will impress the judges with their imaginative use of ingredients and spices?

The film mentions a variety of ingredients, both popular and brand new to Baghdad at the time.

It shows cooking methods and spices used to enhance the dishes.

This clip is from the BBC series History of Early Civilisations – Islam. Through parodies of reality TV shows, this series introduces different aspects of life in the Islamic Golden Age, circa AD900.

Suitable for teaching History at KS2 and KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd/3rd Level in Scotland.

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