Foods of Ancient Rome--Lunches in LDC
Ever wonder what the ancient Romans ate on holidays? Or what a Roman farmer might eat after a day of hard work? Come learn about the foods of ancient Rome, recreated with recipes from ancient Latin texts.
Monday: Harvest feast for the god Mars Silvanus, recipes from Cato the Elder’s book on Roman farming, 165 BCE
Tuesday: Recipes from the cookbook of Apicius, Rome’s first gourmand, first century BCE
Wednesday: In 161 BCE, Rome passed the Fannian law, restricting dinner parties to a single chicken!
Thursday: How did Roman peasants eat? Simply, but with delicious results! Recipes from Roman satirists.
Friday: A fisherman’s feast. Fish and fish products were a staple of coastal Roman life.