Oct 12

Foods of Ancient Rome--Lunches in LDC

Tue, October 12, 2021 • 11:30am - 1:45pm (2h 15m) • East Dining Hall

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.

Event Summary

Foods of Ancient Rome--Lunches in LDC
  • When
    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • 11:30am - 1:45pm (2h 15m)
    • repeats daily
  • Where
    • East Dining Hall
  • Event Contact
  • Intended For: Students, Faculty, Staff

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