Bread

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.

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

Bread for the Gods: An Ancient Recipe for 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 […]