Edible Archaeology

Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Greece, Rome, Vegetarian

Dulcia Piperata: Perhaps Ancient Romans Missed Their Grandmothers Too

Have you ever had an experience when you were out for dinner and a dish was served that, when it hit your palate, sent you reeling on a sensory roller-coaster back to a time and place in your life that was associated with someone that you loved dearly? I have, but I never expected it to happen to me within the sphere of my research. After all, ancient Roman food has nothing to do with my Swedish grandmother and her Ukrainian friends, right?… Wrong.

Farrell Monaco and Rafaelle Cirillo of Tavola Mediterranea
Edible Archaeology, Education, Experimental Archaeology, Pompeii, Travel & Tourism

Chi Siamo

Farrell Monaco è una pluripremiata archeologa classica e food-writer la cui ricerca si incentra su cibo, preparazioni gastronomiche, e pane e pasticceria del Mediterraneo di epoca romana. Ha conseguito una Laurea con lode ed un Master con lode presso l’Università di Leichester in Gran Bretagna, ed è attualmente una ricercatrice in procinto di conseguire il Dottorato di Ricerca.

Farrell Monaco - How to Recreate Roman Bread
Edible Archaeology, Videos, YouTube Channel

How to Recreate Ancient Bread | Gastro Obscura

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.

Panem et Dulcia - Eataly
Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, United States

Panem et Dulcia – Bread and Sweets of Ancient Rome

Join award winning archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco, for an ancient Roman culinary master class at Eataly Los Angeles! Embark on a journey into the beauty, simplicity, and sophistication of Roman breads, sweets, and pastries. Then explore various types of archaeological, artistic and literary evidence that provide archaeologists with clues as […]