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Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Roman Eggs for Easter

Easter is this Sunday and if you’ve already had enough of brightly-colored hardboiled eggs, we’ve got you covered. Just in time for Easter breakfast we’re reposting an ancient Roman egg recipe that had the Romans begging for seconds. Click here … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Punic Porridge

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter! As snow blankets the ground and temperatures start to plummet, there’s nothing better on a chilly morning than a bowl of piping hot porridge. And if you want a dose of history … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! The Incredible Edible Egg (in Pine Nut Sauce à la Ancient Rome)

The Romans had a saying, “ab ovo usque ad malum,” which translates “from eggs to apples” and is closely related to our modern saying, “from soup to nuts.” Basically, it means “from beginning to end.” One thing is certain—the Romans … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Roman Garlic Pesto (Moretum)

Our recipe this week is straight out of the pages of Roman literature. Moretum is a delicious spread similar to our pesto—and the Roman poet Virgil was apparently a big fan! The word “moretum” is Latin and is usually translated … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Roman Ostrich Ragoût

In our exploration of ancient foods and recipes, we’ve often found that ancient people not only ate extremely healthy foods, they also ate some things that seem very unusual to us today. We’ve learned that ancient Britons ate nettles, the … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Bitters, Modern Cocktails

When you think of the five basic tastes – salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami, a more recent addition approximating a savory or “meaty” flavor – bitter probably isn’t your favorite. And you’re not alone if you’d prefer salty, sweet, … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Spaghetti With Olive Oil and Italian Fish Sauce

Fish sauce has long been a staple of Southeast Asian cooking.  Made from fermented fish with sea salt, it has a strong, distinct flavor that enhances all the delicious flavors in Asian cuisine.  Easily recognizable as a truly Eastern condiment, … Continue reading