Friday, December 18, 2009

A Taste of Ancient Rome

I love cookbooks, especially A Taste of Ancient Rome.  It is a history of ancient roman recipes and the author has translated them so we can try to experience the taste sensations of ages past.  I especially found the chapter on meat fascinating.  Did you know that Romans kept dormice in clay jars?  Yep. And when Suetonius had a hankering for dormice stew, all he had to do was crack one open and slaughter the sleepy beastlet and throw him in a pot with some turnips.

If you have a Retro Food Kink, this book should be in your library.


No comments:

Post a Comment