Tag: Baking

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 […]

Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking Bread with the Romans: Part II – Panis Quadratus

Friends, Romans, Baking Enthusiasts: Lend me your ears! …. Who wants to make Pompeiian Bread? If you do then you’ve come to the right place. Many of us have seen the iconic images of carbonised loaves of bread that were excavated from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other settlements in the Bay […]

Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Greece, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking Bread with the Romans: Part I – Pliny the Elder’s Leaven

Give us this day our daily bread — and a good bread starter is what we need to make it. But what’s a bread starter, you say? A bread starter, pasta madre, or levain, is what we have used to make bread for millenia long before active dry (instant granulated) baker’s […]