Early Wheat Recipes

Get back to your ancestral hunter-gatherer roots 😃

Nicholas C. Rossis

I recently wrote about what ancient Greeks and Romans used to eat. But how about earlier people? If your fantasy takes place in a neolithic or even paleolithic setting, then you can spice it up (pun intended) with these early wheat recipes, courtesy of Alice Twain of Quora.

Obviously, hunter-gatherers didn’t particularly enjoy eating raw wheat. So, what they did was gather the seeds of wild grains, which were much smaller and less rich in starches than the modern-day grains. Once you have gathered them, you can use them in a variety of ways. You will still need to remove the husks, but once you get the naked kernels you can just add them to soups, stews, and other dishes.

Modern-day spelt soup: the whole spelt kernel is just added to the soup and boiled until done. Image: Quora

An extra process would be to simply crack the…

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