Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome

Around The Table Of The Romans Food And Feasting In Ancient Rome PDF Epub Author Patrick Faas In Around The Table Of The Romans, Patrick Faas Brings The Roman Passion For Eating To Life More Than Just A Book Of Ancient Recipes Reconstructed For The Modern Cook Though There Are Than 150 In The Book , Around The Table Of The Romans Is A Portrait Of Ancient Roman Society As Seen From The Vantage Point Of The Dining Table Faas Explores Ancient Roman Manners, Dining Arrangements, Spices, Seasonings And Cooking Techniques He Shows How Ancient Roman Cuisine Differs From Its Present Incarnation Most Of All, He Brings The Ancient Roman World To Life In A Book That Foodies And History Buffs Will Salivate Over.Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome

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  • Hardcover
  • 371 pages
  • Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome
  • Patrick Faas
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9780312239589

10 thoughts on “Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome

  1. says:

    An entertaining and wide ranging look at ancient Roman cuisine.When I decided I needed to know about food and eating in the ancient world of my own work in progress, I went overboard and ordered three different books on it When they arrived I had to choose which one to start with Looking them over, I thought that Patrick Faas s book would provide the best introduction Now, although I haven t read the other two books yet, I feel sure that I chose right.The other books are primarily cookbooks, and Faas s book is also that, with plenty of recipes drawn from ancient authors, notably Apicius, who wrote the only gastronomic cookery book handed down to us from classical antiquity But it s also much than that Faas sets the scene by taking us through all the things that surrounded the dishes themselves, starting with a culinary history of Rome that looks at the agricultural basis of Roman society and the various influences that affected it, such as Africa and Greece, and other factors such as feast days, philosophy, and sumptuary laws He moves on to a study of the meal...

  2. says:

    More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.Food and history are two of the great loves of my life I thought Around the Roman Table would fit nicely into those categories Wellit did, but I didn t really like it Don t get me wrong it was okay It was just a boring than I expected it to be It includes a lot of descriptions about what people ate, how they ate it, and how food tied into culture in Rome That part was interesting But there was also an entire second part that included recipes from Roman times I thought this was going to be pretty interesting, toobut I wasn t really impressed Reading the recipes requires you to pound down some Roman terms for food that Faas explains earlier in the book, or else keep flipping back to those pages to figure out what he s talking about Additionally, Roman recipes weren t really recipes in the same sense as we have recipes There often weren t fixed amounts, and I m skeptical as to how accurate Faas interpretations of them are It seems like he might have just guessed at the amounts of ingredients to best suit modern readers taste...

  3. says:

    A truly fascinating look at Roman gastronomy and cuisine I like it because it ius both practical and comprehensive The author freely admits where he speculates, and gives useful ideas for replicating Roman meals Many recipes are included I also like the fact that the author does not obs...

  4. says:

    Not nearly enough reference to the time spent on re feathering a whole, roasted peacock BUt insightful, mentioned many of the dishes I liked from The Good Book Cook Book, which has some jesus tastic recipies

  5. says:

    Although I cannot prepare many of these dishes in the modern kitchen and with the modern grocery selection, I enjoyed this cookbook for its historical information.

  6. says:

    Fairly informative book about Roman eating habits The recipes are hard to duplicate but is mostly because we don t have the same ingredients as the Romans any.

  7. says:

    I won t be cooking from it, but it really gives the flavor of living in ancient Rome Sorry about that Couldn t resist.

  8. says:

    Interesting content, although a bit encyclopedic rather than narrative 5 stars for substance, 3 for style, averaged to 4.

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