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 recipes and cookbook has been preserved until today. You can find a recipe - along with many other interesting ancient Roman recipes right here: Antique Roman Dishes. A friend of mine is also rather fond of the melon salad just below the burger recipe. I prefer to use minced pork, but you can use any kind of meat you want, since the recipe does not mention which kind. I'm sure it would be good with beef too. I prefer to eat them in a bun, but you can do however you like, because we don't know if they ate them like we eat burgers today (in a bun) or if it was a side dish or just on their own. You could also bake the Pompeii bread (look it up on Google) and serve with the burgers.