Ancient Roman cuisine, Saturnalia

A taste of Ancient Rome – A Saturnalia feast

As mentioned in a previous post (see here), I organised a small banquet at home on the occasion of the Saturnalia festival. I absolutely love ancient Roman food and for this banquet I tried a few more ancient recipes. Once again, everything was delicious! For the appetizer (gustatio) I chose to bake Mustacei, must (grape… Continue reading A taste of Ancient Rome – A Saturnalia feast

Ancient Roman cuisine, Roman Cooking

A taste of Ancient Rome – Aliter Patina de Asparagis (Omelette with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs)

As it it Asparagus season, yesterday I tried this ancient recipe with asparagus called "Aliter Patina de Asparagis" and taken from Apicius’ book, “De Re Coquinaria”. It is made with eggs, asparagus, wine and lots of herbs. It turned out to be very tasty. I can’t wait to make it again! The recipe in Latin: Aliter patina de… Continue reading A taste of Ancient Rome – Aliter Patina de Asparagis (Omelette with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs)

Ancient Roman cuisine, Roman Cooking

A taste of Ancient Rome – Minutal ex Praecoquis (Pork and Fruit Ragout)

Bring on the feast! What type of food did the Ancient Romans eat? What ingredients did they use? What were the Ancient Roman dessert recipes like? When I started to look at some Roman recipes on the internet, I realised that most dishes had sweet-sour flavour combinations,  an abundant use of fresh herbs and fragrant spices which I… Continue reading A taste of Ancient Rome – Minutal ex Praecoquis (Pork and Fruit Ragout)