Edible Archaeology

The Old School Kitchen: Etruria
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Etruria, Italy, The Old-School Kitchen

The Old School Kitchen: Etruria

A Culinary Retreat and Feast Exploring Ancient Etruscan Food Culture and Archaeology In The Heart of Tuscany Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, and vintner, Charlotte Horton, for a weekend Etruscan feast at a palatial Medieval castle hidden in the Tuscan countryside. Explore and indulge in the food history, art, and […]

The Old School Kitchen - Farrell Monaco
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Day Programmes, Edible Archaeology, Museums, Schools, Workshops

Introducing… The Old School Kitchen

Food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, is taking the show on the road… in The Old School Kitchen! “Archaeologist. Baker. Food-Intaker.” Farrell Monaco is a food archaeologist and food-writer who has combined her education with her love for the culinary arts to produce a touring food history public education programme designed to […]

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Italy

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet

A Culinary Retreat Exploring Ancient Etruscan and Roman Food Culture In The Heart of Tuscany Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, and visual story-teller, Saghar Setareh, for a 5-day live-in edible archaeology master class at a palatial medieval castle hidden in a valley in the Tuscan countryside as they explore the […]

Passum Braised Pork Shoulder
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy

The Mediterranean Triad – Grapes, Grains and Olives: Apicius’ Passum-Braised Pork Shoulder with Grape Must Cakes

Good day, coqui! It’s getting a bit chilly on the old latifundium, isn’t it? Not such a bad thing, really. It simply means that it’s time to start cooking some hot, carbohydrate-rich meals that stick to the ribs… ancient Roman-style! Up here in the northern hemisphere the days are growing […]

Pompeiian Feast
Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Boshell Lecture and Feast: Dining with the Romans

What did the ancient Romans eat and what were their banquets like? Archaeologist Farrell Monaco will talk about what archaeological evidence tells us about Roman foodways, from the most luxurious villas in Pompeii to roadside food stands. Discover how modern food historians re-create ancient recipes, and then sample some for yourself in […]