Edible Archaeology

Rome Cooking Classes 2018
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology Cooking Class: The Mediterranean Triad (Rome, Italy)

Ongoing. Please email: [email protected] to inquire. Explore the history of ancient Rome’s river ports and the city’s once bustling food distribution quarter with experimental archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco. Then cook an authentic Roman dinner using the three key ingredients in the ancient Roman diet: Grapes, Grains and Olives. This […]

Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology Cooking Class: Baking Bread with the Romans (Rome, Italy)

Ongoing. Please email: [email protected] to inquire. Explore the history of Roman bread-making with experimental archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco, this summer in Rome, Italy. Join Farrell Monaco for a day of touring and recreating the culinary history of ancient Rome. Spend the morning touring the ancient bakeries, granaries and eateries […]

Tracta and Pisam Vitellianam (Vitellian Beans with Farro Rusks)
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegetarian

Tracta et Fabam Vitellianam (Vitellian Beans with Farro Rusks)

Salvete Amici! Non semper erit aestas….It will not always be summer. Alas, winter is coming…. just like it always does. And just like that we’ll put the bathing suits and flip-flops away for another year and get out our woolens and fire-wood instead. But that’s okay! Because good things come […]

Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking Bread with the Romans: Part II – Panis Quadratus

**This article and the ongoing research has been updated further here: Baking Bread with the Romans: Part III – The Panis Strikes Back  and here: The Panis Quadratus – The Key Ingredients: Pompeii Bread with Poppy Seed, Fennel and Parsley ** Friends, Romans, Baking Enthusiasts: Lend me your ears! …. Who […]

Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Greece, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking Bread with the Romans: Part I – Pliny the Elder’s Leaven

Give us this day our daily bread — and a good bread starter is what we need to make it. But what’s a bread starter, you say? A bread starter, pasta madre, or levain, is what we have used to make bread for millenia long before active dry (instant granulated) baker’s […]