The History Of Food Stands As A High Interesting Topic

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The history of food stands as a high interesting topic among students and scholars alike. Not much is known about the types of foods Romans enjoyed, however a cookbook survives containing a small glimpse into the culinary world of the ancient Roman empire. Three dishes in particular stand out as delicious and health conscience to the modern nutritionist. The first course of the Roman Coena (a very elaborate mealtime) is called Gustatio. This delectable Roman feast shall begin with a light and savory appetizer called gustum de praecoquis (otherwise known as Starter with Apricots). This light dish consists of the following: 1kg of firm ripe apricots (nectarines can be subsisted if apricots are difficult to find), 200ml of white wine, 250ml…show more content…
Add liquamen, oil, and wine. Cook the dish forty-five to sixty minutes. Meanwhile, pour sauce into a pan and thicken with cornstarch. Serve the cooked cutlets with the sauce. This delightful dish pairs will with a side of fabaciae virides et baianae (green and baian beans) or a plate of mustacei (must rolls) however, it is up to the chef to decide which foods are worthy for a great feast. Thirdly, excite the feast guests with a finishing touch of aliter dulcia (a type of dessert). This nutty pastry will entice any ancient Roman into staying for the entire meal, and its aroma will surely please the crowd. To prepare the dish, gather the following ingredients: two hundred and fifty grams of coarsely ground nuts, one hundred grams of coarsely ground stone-pine kernels, three to four tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of minced rue, fifty milliliters of passum, fifty milliliters of milk, two eggs, honey to drip on afterwards, and a small amount of ground pepper. Chefs should follow these simple instructions: mesh the pepper, pine kernels, honey, rue and passum with milk and eggs until a dough is formed. Boil the dough to a decent doneness and serve topped with honey and a light sprinkle of fresh ground pepper. Roman guests will relish in the taste of this dish, as their favorite ingredient, nuts, is included in the recipe. Finally, what is a feast without drinks? Roman food often depended on class and
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