Around the Roman Table by Patrick Faas
Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome

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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 more 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.

About Patrick Faas

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Patrick Faas is a food historian and chef. He writes a column about food for the national Dutch newspaper, Der Volkskrant. He has appeared widely on European television and was sued by the SPCA for preparing an ancient Roman dish, baked stuffed mice.
Published November 23, 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan. 304 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Cooking. Non-fiction

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