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611 clicks; posted to Food » on 20 Jul 2021 at 2:35 PM (12 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-20 12:19:42 PM  
Calling raerae1980 to the thread....
 
2021-07-20 1:12:16 PM  
Deer.
 
2021-07-20 3:00:21 PM  
This is interesting, and pretty darn cool.
 
2021-07-20 3:17:28 PM  
DNRTFA

Bread, fish, olives, cheese
 
2021-07-20 3:29:51 PM  
I've read through a bunch of Roman recipes.  They flavored a lot of their stuff with grape syrup and other sweeteners.  I think we'd find much of their food cloyingly sweet.
 
2021-07-20 3:35:24 PM  

Altman: I've read through a bunch of Roman recipes.  They flavored a lot of their stuff with grape syrup and other sweeteners.  I think we'd find much of their food cloyingly sweet.


I imagine that was to offset all the salt.
 
2021-07-20 3:53:45 PM  
May I recommend Tasting History with Max Miller on the youtubes?

Old recipes are the whole deal, and he made a bunch of Roman ones. I kind of want to try the Parthian chicken recipe.
 
2021-07-20 4:09:50 PM  

rue_in_winter: May I recommend Tasting History with Max Miller on the youtubes?

Old recipes are the whole deal, and he made a bunch of Roman ones. I kind of want to try the Parthian chicken recipe.


see also Lindsey Davis' fiction - she's got a lot of good basic street food down, viderelicet caupona/taberna type stuff. nota-bene: do never eat while walking, it is extremely vulgar. also don't piss off of your balcony, that is the height of rudeness. naturallement, me, I've never done either of those things. pinky-swear.

I have made that one "dormice" recipe (basically honeyed chicken drumsticks/wings, 's not easy to get actual dormouse 'round-hyeah, but I would have tried it on if I could) from De re coquinaria and 'tweren't bad.

bit sweet like Altman said, but also plenty of salt as FrancoFile noted - liquamen/garum were the order of the day, that stuff goes on every of the things.
 
2021-07-20 4:27:55 PM  
My guess is they ate Roman food.
 
2021-07-20 4:29:32 PM  
wolf nipple chips, lark's tongue, otter snouts
 
2021-07-20 4:30:48 PM  
Beans.
 
2021-07-20 4:38:17 PM  
Magnanimi says Romans were nature lovers and sensual pleasure seekers who greatly appreciated good food, though over-indulging was very "un-Roman".

Bovem stercore
 
2021-07-20 7:42:03 PM  

Altman: I've read through a bunch of Roman recipes.  They flavored a lot of their stuff with grape syrup and other sweeteners.  I think we'd find much of their food cloyingly sweet.


Son, I live in America. There ain't no culture out there that's gonna top us in sugar excess.
 
2021-07-20 8:34:49 PM  
No pasta, no tomatoes. So they probably had waiters hovering over empty plates with giant peppermills.
 
2021-07-21 9:07:27 AM  
I recall Mario saying Celery grows in the cracks of cobblestone in Rome like weeds, so I figured it probably played a pretty predominant roll
 
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