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Cooking Apicius: Roman Recipes for Today [Kindle Edition]

Sally Grainger
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To accompany the new scholarly edition of Apicius, Sally Grainger has gathered, in one convenient volume, her modern interpretations of 64 of the recipes in the original text. These are not recipes inspired by the old Romans but rather a serious effort to convert the extremely gnomic instructions in the Latin into something that can be reproduced in the modern kitchen and which actually gives some idea of what the Romans might have eaten. Sally Grainger, therefore, has taken great pains to suggest means of replicating the particular Roman taste for fermented fish sauce. It may sound unpleasant, but actually is not too far removed from the fish sauces of the Far East, and any reproduction of Roman cookery must depend on getting this particular aspect right. Not all the recipes are for mad Roman luxuries such as lark's tongues and boar's bottoms; Grainger has taken care to include perfectly do-able and affordable dishes such as cucumber with mint dressing, duck with turnip, roast lamb with coriander, carrots or parsnips in a cumin-honey glaze, almond and semolina pudding, and deep fried honey fritters. The advantage of this manual over those that have come before is that it is more accurate and benefits from all the hard work that Sally Grainger and Christopher Grocock have put into getting the text of Apicius itself into some sort of working order.

About the Author

Sally Grainger is the author of The Classical Cookbook (with Andrew Dalby) for the British Museum. She is a leading reconstructionist cook and has produced classical and medieval meals for countless conferences and public gatherings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 630 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Prospect Books (26 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PGYPJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #295,290 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cooking Apicius 3 Feb 2009
By ANH
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Just about the best guide there is to recreating Roman food, with a good selection of dishes and plenty of advice about how to find and make fish sauce, which it has to be said, is something of an acquired taste... Good fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant take on Roman Food 28 Sep 2012
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Sally Grainger is a Roman Food Historian first and a successful lecturer and writer too. This book explores the very basis of Roman culinary skills and recipes. Well worth trying.
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By Ben N
Format:Paperback
This book is easy to understand and explains countless confusing details from the original Apicius. I'm a man with extremely little cooking expertise yet I can still get by with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars intruiging 22 May 2014
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i am half Italian a chef and lived in Rome for many years half of the recipes i have, with modifications due to time eaten that type of food for a long time, being staples of the Lazio region of Italy (where Rome is). enjoyed them and it is really fun to have a roman banquet in your house.
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