Roman Cookery – Ancient Recipes for Modern Kitchen

Want to make the snacks for your average roman barfly at the local Taverna?

Or impress the neighbours with a bang up dinner on a week night but you’re

not really into the larks tongues and dormice? Well neither was the average

Roman citizen – even if they could afford it.

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Apicius: A critical edition with an introduction and English translation – Review

Of all the many translations of Apicius, this is the one I’d save if a fire broke

out. The kernel of this book was Sally’s PhD thesis with judicial editing and

input from Christopher Grogock to make it more readable. It is a beautiful – if

hardcore academic – consolidated translation of the various fragments of

Apicius de re Coquinaria around the world.

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Images in the Margins – Review

Images in the Margins is a fun book details some of the (often silly) margins that could be found in medieval manuscripts.

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The Petworth Book of Country House Cooking -Review

“So what’s a Petworth?”
“Well, it’s a Great Estate in England, built in the 12th Century….”
“It depends on what the pound is selling them for.”
“…. I’m putting that in my review now.”

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Early English Meals and Manners- Review

Something that I think more people should look into is manners. We spend all this time on clothing and cooking but not on how the food it was presented, why it was presented the way it was, and how good mannered people functioned in society in general.

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Women’s Secrets – Review

Women’s secrets is a modern translation of De secretis mulierum – which was a treatise designed to teach celebrate monks about reproduction, the facts of life, and some of the facts of the universe.

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