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Early examples
Apicius, P re culinaria, an early on collection of recipes.

The initial known prepared recipes day to 1730 BC and were noted on cuneiform pills present in Mesopotamia.

Other early prepared recipes date from around 1600 BC and result from an Akkadian tablet from southern Babylonia. There are also performs in old Egyptian hieroglyphs depicting the preparation of food.

Several historical Greek recipes are known. Mithaecus’s cookbook was an earlier one, but nearly all of it has been lost; Athenaeus estimates one small formula in his Deipnosophistae. Athenaeus describes a great many other cookbooks, these lost.

Roman recipes are identified starting in the 2nd century BCE with Cato the Elder’s Delaware Agri Cultura. Several experts of the time described western Mediterranean preparing in Greek and in Latin. Some Punic recipes are known in Greek and Latin translation.

The big assortment of recipes De re coquinaria, conventionally entitled Apicius, appeared in the 4th or 5th century and is the sole total surviving cookbook from the conventional world. It provides the classes offered in dinner as Gustatio (appetizer), Primae Mensae (main course) and Secundae Mensae (dessert). Each recipe starts with the Latin command “Take…,” “Recipe….”

Arabic recipes are documented starting in the 10th century; see al-Warraq and al-Baghdadi.

The first recipe in Persian appointments from the 14th century. Several recipes have survived from the time of Safavids, including Karnameh (1521) by Mohammad Ali Bavarchi, which includes the preparing training of more than 130 different recipes and pastries, and Madat-ol-Hayat (1597) by Nurollah Ashpaz. Formula publications from the Qajar time are numerous, probably the most notable being Khorak-ha-ye Irani by prince Nader Mirza.

King Richard II of Britain commissioned a recipe guide named Forme of Cury in 1390, and around the same time, yet another guide was printed named Curye on Inglish, “cury” indicating cooking. Both books provide an impact of how food for the respectable classes was prepared and served in England at that time. The lavish taste of the aristocracy in the Early Modern Period brought with it the begin of what can be named the modern formula book. By the 15th century, numerous manuscripts were appearing detailing the recipes of the day. Several manuscripts provide great data and report the re-discovery of many herbs and spices including coriander, parsley, basil and rosemary, many that have been brought back from the Crusades.