The Mycenaeans more than 3,000 years ago, used portable grill pits to make souvlaki and non-stick pans to make bread, new cooking experiments suggest.

Ancient Greeks Used Portable Grills at Their Picnics

The ancient Mycenaeans have a reputation as palace-builders and warriors, but they were also quite sophisticated cooks. More than years ago, they used portable grill pits to make souvlaki and non-stick pans to make bread, new cooking experiments suggest.

Ancient Agora Museum (Athens). Pot and brazier (6th/4th century BC) exhibited in the Ancient Agora Museum in Athens, housed in the Stoa of Attalus.

Pot and brazier century BC) exhibited in the Ancient Agora Museum in Athens, housed in the Stoa of Attalus.

Scene in a bakery. A cycle of women at work, one is holding small breads, two others are kneading, another is occupied with the oven fire. (Clay group from an unknown Argive workshop, 530-520 BC. Athens, National Archaeological Museum)

Scene in a bakery. A cycle of women at work, one is holding small breads, two…

Archaeological Museum of Dion

Archaeological Museum of Dion

Cretan traditional cooking method using earthenware pots on open fires of burning olive wood.

Cretan traditional cooking method using earthenware pots on open fires of burning olive wood.

Byzantine chafing dish with cut-work decoration, dating from the 10th/11th century Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)

Byzantine chafing dish with cut-work decoration, dating from the century Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)

Ancient Agora Museum (Athens). Cooking hearth (6th/4th century BC) exhibited in…

Cooking hearth century BC) exhibited in the Ancient Agora Museum in Athens, housed in the Stoa of Attalus.

Researchers tested two possible ways Mycenaean ceramic pans would have been used to cook meat. The one on the right produced the best results.<br />

Ancient Greeks Used Portable Grills at Their Picnics

Researchers tested two possible ways Mycenaean ceramic pans would have been used to cook meat. The one on the right produced the best results.

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11th Century Greek cook pot

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