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picture13 May 2009 @ 04:43, by John Ashbaugh

On the 19th of the first month was celebrated the fete of Thoth,

from which that month took its name.
It was usual for those who attended
“to eat honey and eggs, saying to each other,
‘How sweet a thing is truth!’”
And a similar allegorical custom was observed in Merore,
the last month of the Egyptian year, when,
on “offering the first fruits of their lentils, they exclaimed,
‘The tongue is fortune, the tongue is God!’”

Wilkinson, Sir J. Gardner. (1854). A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians.
New York: Harper and Brothers. (p. 299).



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16 May 2009 @ 05:46 by vaxen : Eggs...
and honey and lentils! Interesting diet, eh John? "How sweet a thing is truth!" ;) Thanks...

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20 May 2009 @ 06:11 by koravya : Eggs and Honey
Now would that be like raw eggs and some honey
all stirred up into some kind of broth?
Or would those eggs be cooked in some way
and the honey added as a condiment, like a sopapilla?
Think?
Now the Lentils I understand a little better.
Boil and serve.
Now do we get to add spices,
or keep them in their natural taste?
Make to order or one size fits all?

JA  



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