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A taste of ancient Rome, Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa ; translated by Anna Herklotz ; with a foreword by Mary Taylor Simeti

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A taste of ancient Rome
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A taste of ancient Rome
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Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa ; translated by Anna Herklotz ; with a foreword by Mary Taylor Simeti
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  • eng
  • lat
  • ita
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • Modern Italians still refer to an elaborate dinner as "a meal worthy of Lucullus," commemorating a Roman general famous more for culinary prowess than any apparent military skill. And our images of ancient Rome usually do include one of an outrageous feast of camel and flamingoes and nightingales' tongues. But, as Ilaria Giacosa reminds us in this fascinating book, Romans did not eat the exotic every day. Here are the real foods of Rome - the rustic and the refined - in more than 200 tested recipes adapted for today's kitchen. Drawing on the writings of Apicius, Cato, Martial, Petronius, Juvenal, and other observers, Giacosa recreates a 2,000-year-old cuisine, from a hearty winter soup of barley and ham to an elegant salad of truffles in an herbed vinaigrette, from appetizers to desserts. Each recipe includes the original (in Latin and translation) and a modern rendering, with substitutions for difficult-to-find ingredients
  • The repertoire is wide and includes along with more exotic creations solid, satisfying dishes that still grace many Italian tables: a frittata or omelet of young asparagus and sharp Romano cheese; roast chicken with leeks and a garden of green herbs; a salad with peasant bread and cracked olives; and a fresh cheese pie scented with bay and honey. You'll find recipes for breads, porridges, and sauces, including the ever-present garum, which, Giacosa notes, is not very different from the soy and fish sauces of Asia; a guide to preserving fruits and vegetables; seasonal menus for everyday and elegant dining; and a rich social history of Roman eating, drinking, shopping, and entertaining
  • This is cooking before tomatoes, pasta, oranges, lemons, or even coffee entered the Mediterranean diet. Yet with its intriguing sweet-sour flavor combinations, its lavish use of fresh herbs and fragrant spices, and its base in whole grains and fruits and vegetables, the foods of Rome will be a revelation to serious cooks ready to create new dishes in the spirit of an ancient culture
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Gozzini Giacosa, Ilaria
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
  • Recipes in English and Latin
  • Translation of: A cena da Lucullo
LC call number
TX725.A1
LC item number
G613 1992
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non fiction
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Herklotz, Anna
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  • Cooking, Roman
  • Kookkunst
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Cooking, Roman
  • Manners and customs
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
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A taste of ancient Rome, Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa ; translated by Anna Herklotz ; with a foreword by Mary Taylor Simeti
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Publication
Note
  • Recipes in English and Latin
  • Translation of: A cena da Lucullo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ancient sources -- Food sources in ancient Rome -- The banquet and its preparation -- Sources -- Appetizers -- Soups and porridges -- Domestic meat and game -- Fish and shellfish -- Vegetables -- Desserts -- Preserves -- Beverages -- Menus -- At the tavern
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 231 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780226290300
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(alkali paper)
Lccn
91044601
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
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  • (OCoLC)25025103
  • (OCoLC)ocm25025103
Label
A taste of ancient Rome, Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa ; translated by Anna Herklotz ; with a foreword by Mary Taylor Simeti
Publication
Note
  • Recipes in English and Latin
  • Translation of: A cena da Lucullo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient sources -- Food sources in ancient Rome -- The banquet and its preparation -- Sources -- Appetizers -- Soups and porridges -- Domestic meat and game -- Fish and shellfish -- Vegetables -- Desserts -- Preserves -- Beverages -- Menus -- At the tavern
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 231 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780226290300
Isbn Type
(alkali paper)
Lccn
91044601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25025103
  • (OCoLC)ocm25025103

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