Tag Archives: Ancient Rome

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Cheesy Polenta and Egg Casserole

BR6504Many of our modern foods derive from ancient dishes that were created out of the necessity for easily made, easily stored staples and readily available ingredients. Polenta is one such dish. Today we’re bringing you a modern version showing the versatility of this ingredient with a delightful Cheesy Polenta and Egg Casserole. Before we dig in, though, let’s find out how modern polenta made its way onto our plates. Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Chilled Stone Crab Claws With Mustard Sauce

Variations of mustard.

Variations of mustard.

Equally as comfortable on a hotdog at the ballpark as it is on the tables of the finest French restaurants, mustard is a true renaissance condiment. Today we’re bringing you the ancient history of mustard and a delectable modern recipe that’s perfect for the summer. The unusual pairing of stone crab claws with a spicy mustard sauce will surprise your dinner guests and delight your palate. And while you dine you can dazzle with fun facts about the ancient roots of mustard. Continue reading

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

Photo courtesy of MattBites.com.

Photo courtesy of MattBites.com.

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, it’s fascinating to learn it has ancient roots in Western Europe as well, specifically in ancient Rome. Continue reading