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Bread in Ancient Rome: An online presentation and bread-making workshop conducted by Farrell Monaco
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, The Old-School Kitchen

Bread in Ancient Rome: An online presentation and bread-making workshop conducted by Farrell Monaco

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.

The Old School Kitchen: Tuscany
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)

“On a balmy, starlit night more than 40 people are seated at a table that runs the length of the inner courtyard of Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle in southern Tuscany. Through openings in the wall you can glimpse the slopes of Monte Amiata. The mountain was sacred to […]

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

CANCELLED – The Old School Kitchen: From the Etruscan Table to the Roman Banquet (July 5-11, 2020)

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic and associated health and safety precautions and travel restrictions. “On a balmy, starlit night more than 40 people are seated at a table that runs the length of the inner courtyard of Castello di Potentino, a medieval castle in southern […]

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

CANCELLED – 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.

Farrell Monaco | Winner of Best Special Interest Food Blog by Saveur Magazine
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2019 in Review: Milestones, Media, Master Classes, and Marathons!

2019 was such a fast-moving and action-packed year filled with archaeology, baking, master classes, travel, museums, media coverage, and awards! 2020 promises to be a wonderful year with many surprises in store… but before we press on to the new year ahead, let’s have a quick look back at some of the memorable highlights from 2019!