Welcome to Tavola Mediterranea, a blog dedicated to food history and culinary practices in the Mediterranean both in the present and the past.
I decided to start this food blog a few months ago as I wanted to document and compile my favourite ‘modern’ recipes from my favourite part of the world whilst also taking on some new culinary challenges such as revisiting and recreating ancient recipes that come from archaeological record in the regions and learning about and experimenting with food preparation from the dawn of classical civilization and seeing how it fares in our current day and age. What this site will present to the reader with each post is a brief history of a specific Mediterranean repast, its origins, and a recipe for how to prepare it in our own homes today.
I’ve spent the past few months preparing the site itself, developing formats for the presentation and writing, taking photographs, and doing a lot of cooking and research on food preparation, evolving food trends, and food history in this part of the world. I’m only just getting started, which is why you’re only seeing a handful of recipes thus far. As I feature each country and a recipe from it, I’ll add it to the site menu above. This site, and its content, will hold a lot in store, I assure you! I plan to present some tried, tested and tasty recipes that will encourage us all to get to the root of Mediterranean cooking, the food-culture of each country, the ingredients, presentation styles, and delightful fresh flavours that each meal provides.
I look forward to posting more, cooking more, learning more and I hope you’ll pop in here once in a while to see what’s on the menu!
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Thank you for popping by and Buon Appetito!