The Western World's Oldest Cookbook - Atlas Obscura

The Western World's Oldest Cookbook

The medieval cookbook known as Apicius was written in the year 830 in Fulda, Germany, and includes recipes dating back to the 4th century. Today, you can find it in the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Library. Friend of Atlas Obscura Emmymadeinjapan made a trip to browse through the cookbook, and we challenged her to pick a recipe to recreate in her own kitchen.


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