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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: 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 […]

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 […]