Italy

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 […]

Defrutum - Roman Grape Reduction Sauce
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Mediterranean Triad – Grapes, Grains and Olives: Death by Defrutum

Good day, coqui! Get out your lead-lined pots because today we’re going to live dangerously just like the Romans!….. Okay, I’m just kidding! Put the lead-lined pot down. Right now. But seriously, folks…. Anyone who’s ever cooked commercially, experimented in their home kitchens, or conjured up their own home-made recipes […]

Terroir Tuscany 2018
Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Italy

Culinary Retreat: Farrell Monaco at Terroir Symposium – Tuscany (November 2018)

Who wants to run away to Tuscany in November? Join Farrell Monaco and several chefs, farmers, historians, and archaeologists from all over the world as they run away and converge on the beautiful Castello di Potentino for a food symposium that celebrates the history, culture and agriculture of Tuscany. Farrell […]