Farrell Monaco - How to Recreate Roman Bread

How to Recreate Ancient Bread | Gastro Obscura

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How to Recreate Roman Bread |  Gastro Obscura
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How to Recreate Roman Bread | Gastro Obscura
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What did bread from ancient Pompeii taste like? Farrell Monaco knows. The experimental archaeologist replicates ancient technologies and specific ingredients, even growing her own starters, to bring to life the breads that ancient Pompeiians would have eaten. But recreating the bread goes beyond culinary curiosity—baking it is a way to understand how one simple food item can bring people together, a practice that resonates today, even as it did once in Pompeii.

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