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.
About the author:
Farrell Monaco is a lover of archaeology, travel, cooking, dogs, books, bread and baths… and not necessarily in that order. She is the 2019 winner of the Best Special Interest Food Blog Award (Editor's Choice) by Saveur Magazine. Farrell was awarded the The John Wacher Dissertation Prize In Roman Studies (2019) by the University of Leicester for her research into the bread and bakeries of Pompeii. She is also a member of EXARC, the Society for American Archaeology, and currently sits on the SAA Media Relations Committee.