Tag: edible

Passum Braised Pork Shoulder
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy

The Mediterranean Triad – Grapes, Grains and Olives: Apicius’ Passum-Braised Pork Shoulder with Grape Must Cakes

Good day, coqui! It’s getting a bit chilly on the old latifundium, isn’t it? Not such a bad thing, really. It simply means that it’s time to start cooking some hot, carbohydrate-rich meals that stick to the ribs… ancient Roman-style! Up here in the northern hemisphere the days are growing […]

Defrutum - Roman Grape Reduction Sauce
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Mediterranean Triad – Grapes, Grains and Olives: Death by Defrutum

Good day, coqui! Get out your lead-lined pots because today we’re going to live dangerously just like the Romans!….. Okay, I’m just kidding! Put the lead-lined pot down. Right now. But seriously, folks…. Anyone who’s ever cooked commercially, experimented in their home kitchens, or conjured up their own home-made recipes […]

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 […]

Ancient Recipes, Classes and Retreats, Edible Archaeology

Edible Archaeology Cooking Class: Baking Bread with the Romans (Rome, Italy)

Ongoing. Please email: info@tavolamediterranea.com to inquire. Explore the history of Roman bread-making with experimental archaeologist and food-writer, Farrell Monaco, this summer in Rome, Italy. Join Farrell Monaco for a day of touring and recreating the culinary history of ancient Rome. Spend the morning touring the ancient bakeries, granaries and eateries […]

Cuneiform Gingerbread Tablets from Tavola Mediterranea
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Just For Fun, Mesopotamia (Iraq), Vegetarian

Edible Archaeology: Gingerbread Cuneiform Tablets

Good day, good readers! Most of you who read my articles, or cook with my recipes, know that I enjoy making edible archaeology. I find it to be an immersive, experiential, and multi-sensory avenue with which to explore and understand the archaeological and historical written records. Those of you who […]