The Old-School Kitchen

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 […]

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 […]

Torta di Farro 1
Cucina Povera, Italy, The Old-School Kitchen, Vegetarian

Ricotta and Farro Tart – Torta di Ricotta e Farro

Last summer was one of the greatest summers that I’ve ever spent in Rome. I had the pleasure of working at an archaeological site, Monte Testaccio, in Testaccio, excavating and cataloguing thousands of amphorae potsherds with ArchaeoSpain and CEIPAC (University of Barcelona).  More importantly, however, I had the pleasure of working […]