Ancient Recipes

Defrutum - Roman Grape Reduction Sauce
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Mediterranean Triad – Grapes, Grains and Olives: Death by Defrutum

Good day, coqui! Get out your lead-lined pots because today we’re going to live dangerously just like the Romans!….. Okay, I’m just kidding! Put the lead-lined pot down. Right now. But seriously, folks…. Anyone who’s ever cooked commercially, experimented in their home kitchens, or conjured up their own home-made recipes […]

Rome Cooking Classes 2018
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology Cooking Class: The Mediterranean Triad (Rome, Italy) – July 2018

Explore the history of ancient Rome’s river ports and the city’s once bustling food distribution quarter with experimental archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco. Then cook an authentic Roman dinner using the three key ingredients in the ancient Roman diet: Grapes, Grains and Olives. This tour will be granting access to […]

Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology Cooking Class: Baking Bread with the Romans (Rome, Italy) – July 2018

Explore the history of Roman bread-making with experimental archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco, this summer in Rome, Italy. Join Farrell Monaco for a day of touring and recreating the culinary history of ancient Rome. Spend the morning touring the ancient bakeries, granaries and eateries of the oldest Roman port city, Ostia […]

A Taste of Rome - Tavola Mediterranea
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Travel & Tourism

Culinary Retreat: A Taste of Rome (2018) with Ken Albala and Farrell Monaco – SOLD OUT

The 2018 retreat is SOLD OUT. Email: info@tavolamediterranea.com to join the mailing list for the 2019 retreat! Join Ken Albala and Farrell Monaco for a 7-day workshop at an ancient villa in the Roman countryside as they explore the flavors and food history of Rome from the ancient Republic through […]

Columella's Fresh Cheese Moretum with Almonds
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegetarian

Edible Archaeology: Columella’s Fresh Cheese Moretum with Almonds

Hello good readers and Happy New Year to you! Now that we’ve all spent two weeks trying to eat healthy again after the holidays, I trust that everyone is now ready to abandon all New Year’s dietary resolutions and join me for some high-calorie Roman comfort food?…. Good! Because it’s […]