Ancient Recipes

The Old School Kitchen: Tuscany
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Etruria, Greece, Italy, Rome, The Old-School Kitchen, Travel Cooking, Workshops

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet (Sept 6 -12, 2020)

“On a balmy, starlit night more than 40 people are seated at a table that runs the length of the inner courtyard of Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle in southern Tuscany. Through openings in the wall you can glimpse the slopes of Monte Amiata. The mountain was sacred to […]

The Old School Kitchen: Tuscany
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Etruria, Greece, Italy, Rome, The Old-School Kitchen, Travel Cooking, Workshops

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet (July 5-11, 2020)

“On a balmy, starlit night more than 40 people are seated at a table that runs the length of the inner courtyard of Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle in southern Tuscany. Through openings in the wall you can glimpse the slopes of Monte Amiata. The mountain was sacred to […]

The Old School Kitchen: Tuscany
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Etruria, Greece, Italy, Rome, The Old-School Kitchen, Travel & Tourism, Workshops

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet (May 31-June 6, 2020)

Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco for a 5-day live-in edible archaeology master class at the palatial Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle hidden in a valley in the Tuscan countryside, as we explore the food history and archaeology of Etruria, Magna Graecia, and Rome from 800 BC to the Imperial Roman Era (AD 476). May 31- June 6, 2020 – Monte Amiata (Tuscany), Italy.

Baking with the Greeks: Demeter's Daughter
Ancient Recipes, Bread, Edible Archaeology, Greece, Uncategorized

Baking with the Greeks: Demeter’s Daughter

The following post contains some naughty words, references to potentially naughty activities, and depictions of battle violence taking place on top of loaves of bread. Viewer discretion is advised. There are many things in this life that make me happy, such as: dogs; coffee; pancakes; archaeology; a Deadmau5 concert; and […]

Roman Git Bread Recipe | Tavola Mediterranea
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking with the Romans – The Key Ingredients: Git.

That’s right, folks. It’s time to get the git out. Recently, I have been delving deeper into the archaeological and documentary records, looking for evidence of the many weird and wonderful ingredients that are incorporated into Roman breads, as this is an integral (and achievable) aspect in exploring the sensory […]

Taralli Pugliesi Recipe | Tavola Mediterranea
Ancient Recipes, Bread, Edible Archaeology, Greece, Puglia, Vegan, Vegetarian

Bread for the Gods: Taralli Pugliesi

Hey good looking! Whatcha got cooking? How’s about cooking up ancient bread with me?… There has been a particular theme that has consistently presented itself during my research this summer, and it’s called ‘continuity’. In archaeology, continuity is a term used to connote the unbroken or consistent existence, operation, or […]