Savillum - the ancient Roman cheesecake
Not long ago, I bought a few (more) cookbooks on ancient Roman food or just food from Antiquity and today, I tried out a recipe from one of them. I've been wanting to try out this recipe for a long while actually, and now it happened. An ancient Roman cheesecake called Savillum. The original recipe dates back to about 160 BC, so that's a pretty old recipe! And it still works, although I think I will make a few adjustments, if I make it again. I l
Yes, I dived into my Latin cookbook once more to find another dish to try out - this time a dish for dinner and I wanted to try something meatless. So I found this dish, called Pisum, for a Roman version of yellow peas. It is of course a dish originally from Apicius' cookbook. Traditionally in Denmark, you cook yellow peas together with a few herbs and serve them with fried or cooked pork belly. In the Roman version of it, you add more herbs and of course you add some garum (I
As many of you probably know by now, I like to cook ancient dishes - hence why I have a blog on prehistoric food (although it is written in Danish). It has been a little while since I cooked something prehistoric though, because of my new job... but for Christmas I got this amazing cookbook, "Latinsk Kogebog" which means "Latin Cookbook" - with recipes from Apicius and Cato... ancient Roman recipes, finally! So today, I did it. I made a dessert/type of candy from ancient Rome. It's called Dulcia
Hello everyone and welcome to a new edition of Atrice's blog!
I was inspired by the chat on Discord, where someone linked to an article on the ancient Roman burger... and I can tell you all to make it at home, because it tastes quite good. I have made the Roman burger at home a few times (it's our Lupercalia food, it seems). The burgers are called Isicia Omentata. I use Apicius' recipe - Apicius was a Roman gourmet who wrote down a number of recipes from his era and the
I was just looking up some information on gladiators and slave markets, and thought I'd share this site with you all - it's one I use a lot, because it's easy to get an overview here and it's also easy to read. So instead of scrolling through tons of Wikipedia pages for info, this is a bit easier - just click the link below
Roman Empire and Colosseum
And then I'll leave you with this, because noone says 'fuck the gods' like Agron...