Lamb stew anyone? http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191103-the-worlds-oldest-known-recipes-decoded Excerpt: "Three of Yale’s tablets date to around 1730BC, and a fourth is from about 1,000 years later. All of the tablets are from the Mesopotamian region, which includes Babylon and Assyria – what is today the regions of Iraq south of Baghdad and north of Baghdad, including parts of Syria and Turkey. Of the older three tablets, the most intact is more of a listing of ingredients that amounts to 25 recipes of stews and broths; the other two, containing an additional 10-plus recipes, go further in depth with cooking instructions and presentation suggestions, but those are broken and therefore not as legible. The challenge was to peel back the layers of history while also maintaining authenticity amid the limitations of modern ingredients."