Tag: Culinary Archaeology

Angelini Osteria Chef & Owner Gino Angelini, featuring guest culinary archaeologist Farrell Monaco

Medieval Italy – A True Italian Taste Experience At Angelini Osteria

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West is curating a three-part dinner series – “THE GENESIS, THE NOW AND THE FUTURE-FORWARD TRUE ITALIAN TASTE” –  celebrating the evolution of Italian Cuisine through time. A trio of themes tackle Italy’s rich culinary narrative and are presented by esteemed restaurants across Los Angeles—Angelini Osteria, N10 and Rossoblu. Each will serve a custom, one-night-only menu that reflects a distinct time period—from a chapter in Italy’s storied history, contemporary authentic dishes and protected ingredients, and a look into the future landscape of Italian cuisine.

Farrell Monaco National Geographic Roman Bread Experimental Archaeology
Ancient Recipes, Bread, Experimental Archaeology, Italy, Pompeii

Re-creating 2,000-year-old bread found in Pompeii, post-Vesuvius

In A.D. 79 the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and pumice, and carbonized many of their organic contents—including the bread in Pompeii’s bakeries. Farrell Monaco, a culinary archaeologist, researched one popular bread’s history and has re-created the recipe.

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.