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Baking with the Greeks: Demeter's Daughter
Ancient Recipes, Bread, Edible Archaeology, Greece, Uncategorized

Baking with the Greeks: Demeter’s Daughter

The following post contains some naughty words, references to potentially naughty activities, and depictions of battle violence taking place on top of loaves of bread. Viewer discretion is advised. There are many things in this life that make me happy, such as: dogs; coffee; pancakes; archaeology; a Deadmau5 concert; and […]

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

Bread for the Gods: 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 […]

The Old School Kitchen - With Farrell Monaco
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Etruria, Greece, Italy, Rome, The Old-School Kitchen, Travel Cooking, Workshops

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet (Sept 6 -12, 2020)

A 6-day Culinary Retreat Exploring Ancient Etruscan, Greek and Roman Food and Ancient Recipes In The Heart of Tuscany Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco for a 5-day live-in edible archaeology master class at the palatial Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle hidden in a valley in the Tuscan countryside, as […]

The Old School Kitchen - With Farrell Monaco
Ancient Recipes, Archaeology, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Etruria, Greece, Italy, Rome, The Old-School Kitchen, Travel & Tourism, Workshops

The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet (May 31-June 6, 2020)

Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco for a 5-day live-in edible archaeology master class at the palatial Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle hidden in a valley in the Tuscan countryside, as we explore the food history and archaeology of Etruria, Magna Graecia, and Rome from 800 BC to the Imperial Roman Era (AD 476). May 31- June 6, 2020 – Monte Amiata (Tuscany), Italy.

Prosphoro: Greek Orthodox Eucharistic Bread
Ancient Recipes, Bread, Edible Archaeology, Greece, The Old-School Kitchen, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking with the Greeks: Prosphora

Hey, good looking! Whatcha got cooking? So… I took a break this week from preparing for this summer’s presentations and cooking workshops in Italy to get back into the kitchen where I could indulge in what I call ‘procrastibaking‘. This sometimes happens when I have a writing deadline or lot […]

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 […]