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Terroir Tuscany 2018
Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Italy

Culinary Retreat: Farrell Monaco at Terroir Symposium – Tuscany (November 2018)

Who wants to run away to Tuscany in November? Join Farrell Monaco and several chefs, farmers, historians, and archaeologists from all over the world as they run away and converge on the beautiful Castello di Potentino for a food symposium that celebrates the history, culture and agriculture of Tuscany. Farrell […]

A Taste of Rome - Tavola Mediterranea
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology, Travel & Tourism

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 […]

Columella's Fresh Cheese Moretum with Almonds
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, The Life of Food, Vegetarian

Edible Archaeology: Columella’s Fresh Cheese Moretum with Almonds

Hello good readers and Happy New Year to you! Now that we’ve all spent two weeks trying to eat healthy again after the holidays, I trust that everyone is now ready to abandon all New Year’s dietary resolutions and join me for some high-calorie Roman comfort food?…. Good! Because it’s […]

Rome Cooking Classes 2018
Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology Cooking Class: The Mediterranean Triad (Rome, Italy)

Ongoing. Please email: info@tavolamediterranea.com to inquire. Explore the history of ancient Rome’s river ports and the city’s once bustling food distribution quarter with experimental archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco. Then cook an authentic Roman dinner using the three key ingredients in the ancient Roman diet: Grapes, Grains and Olives. This […]