Tag: history

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 […]

Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, The Life of Food, Travel & Tourism, Vegetarian

Tasting Pompeii – Sensory Archaeology and Caupona

This summer I had the privilege of working on the Pompeii Food & Drink Project (PFaDP) for its final field season. For those who are not familiar with the project, Dr. Betty-Jo Mayeske and a team of archaeologists and historians have been painstakingly working at Pompeii (Pompei, Italy) for 17 […]