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What did the ancient Romans eat?

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An interesting attempt to replicate meals of Ancient Rome.

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Patina Cotidiana, a tomato-less predecessor to lasagne, is one of the signature dishes at Hostaria Antica Roma (Credit: Paolo Magnanimi)


To recreate this [tomato-less] 2,000-year-old dish, Magnanimi started with a recipe from the 1st-Century AD Roman cookbook De Re Coquinaria, the only surviving recipe book from ancient Rome, which is attributed to Apicius, a wealthy gourmand once described by Pliny the Elder as "the most gluttonous gorger of all spendthrifts’.”To recreate this 2,000-year-old dish, Magnanimi started with a recipe from the 1st-Century AD Roman cookbook De Re Coquinaria, the only surviving recipe book from ancient Rome, which is attributed to Apicius, a wealthy gourmand once described by Pliny the Elder as ‘the most gluttonous gorger of all spendthrifts’.”

 

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210719-what-did-the-ancient-romans-eat

 

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I binged watched The Supersizers videos one year. I remember the Roman one. Hilarious. Love Sue Perkins. 

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