A Taste Of Ancient Rome

Author: Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa
Editor: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780226290324
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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.

A Taste Of Ancient Rome

Author: Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226290324
Size: 19,35 MB
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From appetizers to desserts, the rustic to the refined, here are more than two hundred recipes from ancient Rome tested and updated for today's tastes. 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 cuisine of Rome will be a revelation to serious cooks ready to create new dishes in the spirit of an ancient culture.

Around The Roman Table

Author: Patrick Faas
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226233475
Size: 19,83 MB
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Looks at the dining customs, social traditions, and food of the Roman Empire, and includes recipes reconstructed for the modern cook.

Feast Of Sorrow

Author: Crystal King
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501145134
Size: 11,55 MB
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Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure. Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius’s help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius’s household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia, with whom Thrasius quickly falls in love. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome.

Entertaining From Ancient Rome To The Super Bowl An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313086893
Size: 15,55 MB
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From the earliest times, humans have enjoyed dining and entertainment with family and friends, from sharing a simple meal to an extravagant feast for a special celebration. In this two-volume set, entries tell the history of wedding and religious customs, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, and modern day get togethers such as block parties and Superbowl parties. Providing a worldwide perspective on celebration, entries on topics such as Dim Sum, La Quinceanera Parties, Deepavali, and Juneteenth cover many cultures. In addition, entries on Ancient Rome, Medieval entertaining, and others give an inside view as to what entertaining was like during those times, should readers want to recreate these themes for school projects or club banquets. Whether a student of history or world language class, or an adult planning a theme party, there is something in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl for everyone.

Empire Of Ancient Rome

Author: Michael Burgan
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438103123
Size: 10,14 MB
Format: PDF
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The influence of the Roman Empire has been widespread and profound, perhaps more so than any other empire or civilization. This volume covers the growth of Rome as a republic, the political and social forces that drove the transition to a dictatorship of Caesars, the reasons for Rome's decline, and what happened to the remnants of the empire.

The Smell Of Battle The Taste Of Siege

Author: Mark M. Smith
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199759987
Size: 15,74 MB
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Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses, including sight, shaped the experience of the Civil War and thus its memory, exploring its full sensory impact on everyone from the soldiers on the field to the civilians waiting at home. From the eardrum-shattering barrage of shells announcing the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter; to the stench produced by the corpses lying in the mid-summer sun at Gettysburg; to the siege of Vicksburg, once a center of Southern culinary aesthetics and starved into submission, Smith recreates how Civil War was felt and lived. Relying on first-hand accounts, Smith focuses on specific senses, one for each event, offering a wholly new perspective. At Bull Run, the similarities between the colors of the Union and Confederate uniforms created concern over what later would be called "friendly fire" and helped decide the outcome of the first major battle, simply because no one was quite sure they could believe their eyes. He evokes what it might have felt like to be in the HL Hunley submarine, in which eight men worked cheek by jowl in near-total darkness in a space 48 inches high, 42 inches wide. Often argued to be the first "total war," the Civil War overwhelmed the senses because of its unprecedented nature and scope, rendering sight less reliable and, Smith shows, forcefully engaging the nonvisual senses. Sherman's March was little less than a full-blown assault on Southern sense and sensibility, leaving nothing untouched an no one unaffected. Unique, compelling, and fascinating, The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege, offers readers way to experience the Civil War with fresh eyes.

Writing Food History

Author: Kyri W. Claflin
Editor: Berg
ISBN: 0857852175
Size: 15,82 MB
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The vibrant interest in food studies among both academics and amateurs has made food history an exciting field of investigation. Taking stock of three decades of groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, the book examines two broad questions: What has history contributed to the development of food studies? How have other disciplines - sociology, anthropology, literary criticism, science, art history - influenced writing on food history in terms of approach, methodology, controversies, and knowledge of past foodways? Essays by twelve prominent scholars provide a compendium of global and multicultural answers to these questions. The contributors critically assess food history writing in the United States, Africa, Mexico and the Spanish Diaspora, India, the Ottoman Empire, the Far East - China, Japan and Korea - Europe, Jewish communities and the Middle East. Several historical eras are covered: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe and the Modern day. The book is a unique addition to the growing literature on food history. It is required reading for anyone seeking a detailed discussion of food history research in diverse times and places.

A Taste Of Afrika

Author: Omowale
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456808036
Size: 15,33 MB
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At last! A book that provides the missing link to the ancient knowledge, power and creativity of our ancestors! This book dynamically discloses the early and glorious testimony of the ancients. A Taste of Afrika is an Afrikan Naming Book with pronunciation, meaning and origin of hundreds of Afrikan names. Living in the Sasa of the Zamani Sasa that conceptualizes Afrikan time, this book keeps Afrikan history alive and in front of, as well as behind, the present, by sharing Afrikan proverbs, history, theology and poetry, and giving Afrikan people in the Diaspora the opportunity to reconnect with their ancestral names. Zamani Sasa is loosely translated as "from the past to the present and into the future" because traditional Afrikan people lived in the "now." There was no "past or present tense" in the language. In traditional Afrikan society no one ever died. As long as they were remembered, they remained alive in the Zamani. Long live the Ancestors! Zamani Sasa! Freedom now! Uhuru Sasa!

Ancient Rome

Author: Thomas Henry Dyer
Size: 15,21 MB
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