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Around the Roman Table : Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome
by Patrick Faas and Shaun Whiteside


Overview - Craving dolphin meatballs? Can't find a reliable restaurant for boiled parrot? Have a hankering for jellyfish omelettes, sows' wombs in brine, sheep's brain pate, or stuffed mice? Look no further than "Around the Roman Table," a unique hybrid cookbook and history lesson.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Craving dolphin meatballs? Can't find a reliable restaurant for boiled parrot? Have a hankering for jellyfish omelettes, sows' wombs in brine, sheep's brain pate, or stuffed mice? Look no further than "Around the Roman Table," a unique hybrid cookbook and history lesson. A portrait of Roman society from the vantage point of the dining table, kitchen, and market stalls, "Around the Roman Table" offers both an account of Roman eating customs and 150 recipes reconstructed for the modern cook.
Faas guides readers through the culinary conquests of Roman invasions as conquerors pillaged foodstuffs from faraway lands to the decadence of Imperial Rome and its associated table manners, dining arrangements, spices, seasonings, and cooking techniques. With recipes for such appetizing dishes as chicken galantine with lambs' brains and fish relish, "Around the Roman Table" is ideal for food aficionados who wish to understand how the desire for power and conquest was manifested in Roman appetites.
"There are many misconceptions about the food of ancient Rome that Faas sets out to correct. The result is half cookbook, half history book and is entirely fascinating to both chef and antiquarian alike." "Washington Times"
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226233475
  • ISBN-10: 0226233472
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: April 2005
  • Page Count: 371


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