Tag: Roman

Farrell Monaco - Bake Like a Roman

The Old School Kitchen: Bake Like a Roman 10-Nov-2019

What did the ancient Romans eat and how did they prepare their food? Archaeologist Farrell Monaco will talk about what archaeological evidence tells us about Roman foodways, from the most luxurious villas in Pompeii to roadside food stands. Discover the food of Rome, how modern food historians re-create ancient recipes, and then join us for a reception to follow.

This lecture is sponsored by the Boshell Lecture Series.

Roman Git Bread Recipe | Tavola Mediterranea
Ancient Recipes, Edible Archaeology, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian

Baking with the Romans – The Key Ingredients: Git.

That’s right, folks. It’s time to get the git out. Recently, I have been delving deeper into the archaeological and documentary records, looking for evidence of the many weird and wonderful ingredients that are incorporated into Roman breads, as this is an integral (and achievable) aspect in exploring the sensory […]

The Old School Kitchen: Etruria

The Old School Kitchen: Etruria

A Culinary Retreat and Feast Exploring Ancient Etruscan Food Culture and Archaeology In The Heart of Tuscany Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, and vintner, Charlotte Horton, for a weekend Etruscan feast at a palatial Medieval castle hidden in the Tuscan countryside. Explore and indulge in the food history, art, and […]

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 […]