Roman Mythology

Gods and Goddesses: the Immortals depicted on Roman oil lamps

While on a four day trip to explore the Limes Germanicus, I ended up visiting the Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Museum of antiquities) and the Glyptothek in Munich due to poor weather conditions.The Museum of antiquities in Munich is currently hosting the “Immortal - Gods of Greece” exhibition. This one-year-round exhibition (now extended to 19 January 2014) presents a vibrant range of divine… Continue reading Gods and Goddesses: the Immortals depicted on Roman oil lamps

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)