Ancient Recipes

Farrell Monaco National Geographic Roman Bread Experimental Archaeology
Ancient Recipes, Bread, Experimental Archaeology, Italy, Pompeii

Re-creating 2,000-year-old bread found in Pompeii, post-Vesuvius

In A.D. 79 the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and pumice, and carbonized many of their organic contents—including the bread in Pompeii’s bakeries. Farrell Monaco, a culinary archaeologist, researched one popular bread’s history and has re-created the recipe.

The Old School Kitchen - With Farrell Monaco
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, The Old-School Kitchen, Uncategorized

The Old School Kitchen: Online Summer Camp (2020)

Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times? Chin up, good readers! Just because COVID-19 has limited our travel and stolen our summer holidays out from under us doesn’t mean that we can’t embark on some culinary adventures together and learn about Classical Mediterranean food archaeology in the process! Dry those tears, pistores, because Summer Camp is in session at The Old School Kitchen and YOU are invited!