[[ Download Audiobooks ]] A Taste of Ancient RomeAuthor Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa – Bilb-weil.de

From appetizers to desserts, the rustic to the refined, here are than two hundred recipes from ancient Rome tested and updated for today's tastes With its intriguing sweetsour flavor combinations, its lavish use of fresh herbs and fragrant spices, and its base in whole grains and fruits and vegetables, the cuisine of Rome will be a revelation to serious cooks ready to create new dishes in the spirit of an ancient culture

10 thoughts on “A Taste of Ancient Rome

  1. Please Pass the Books Please Pass the Books says:

    This book was purchased as a birthday gift for my brother; a unique recipient as he is both a foodie and an archaeology major. He is also one of the most critical, pickiest people I happen to love. I bought it with the intent of it being little more than a novelty, but it turns out he's pretty happy with it being a great deal more than that.

    The inclusion of original texts allowed for some fun attempts at translating himself, but the practicality of fleshing the recipes out to something a person might actually be able to prepare is where this cookbook shines. When I flipped through it, I found it to be interesting and, frankly, just plain cool...but didn't see anything particularly inspiring. BUT, for a guy who loves all things ancient Rome - this was the golden ticket.

  2. Jesus Jesus says:

    Inspiring. And this is difficult about historical cooking: the original texts are usually vague (v.g. no proportions), many ingredients are not currently available and so on.
    I found two aspects of this book very nice: (a) the explanation and instructions for garum (aka muria & liquamen), and the inclusion of modern recipes with a most probable Roman origin.

  3. Kara Kara says:

    More cookbook than history book, when I thought it was going to be the other way around. Solid covering of Ancient Roman cooking.

  4. Heather Domin Heather Domin says:

    I see why this book has such a great reputation. Definitely going on the to buy list.