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Baking Bread with the Romans – LIVE! June 6 at 12 noon PST
June 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join award-winning experimental archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, for a FREE 1 1/2 hour presentation and workshop on bread and bread-making in ancient Rome. Farrell will discuss the archaeology of bread in ancient Rome, sources of evidence, methods of manufacture, form, function and symbolism. Following the introductory presentation, participants will work with Farrell to make their own Panis Quadratus loaves based on her recent research conducted at Pompeii, Italy, which will be detailed fully in her forthcoming publication on the subject. Registrants will also be entered to win a custom Panis Quadratus wheel press and a Pompeian linen bread bag, made by My Bukuro. Emails will go out to registrants the week prior to the workshop with the link to the Zoom room and instructions on what to prepare prior to the session. The workshop will cover the history and archaeology of bread-making and bakeries in Rome, and some of the various theories (old and new) related to the manufacture of the iconic Panis Quadratus… and then we’ll make one ourselves! The winner of the giveaway will also be announced in the workshop.