This is such an interesting book for both cooks and historians, detailing different periods of time and what has been discovered about food through archaeological digs and contemporaneous writing and recipes. Each section contains a few recipes for you to try, although to be honest, I've never done so.
I had a copy once...and lent it to someone and have missed it very much. I was delighted to obtain a second-hand copy for such a low price. The seller despatched it quickly and it was well-wrapped. I haven't had a chance to read it as yet, as my husband decided, after all my angst at having lost it and now got one to replace it, he should read it to see what 'd been fussing about! Think he enjoyed it, too!