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Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome Hardcover – 1 Dec 2002

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan; 1 edition (Dec. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312239580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312239589
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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"There are many misconceptions about the food of ancient Rome that Faas sets out to correct. The result is half cookbook, half history book and is entirely fascinating to both chef and antiquarian alike. . . . . To read Mr. Faas book is a pleasure, to put it to use requires a certain spirit. Many of the recipes he includes in the book are accessible to the adventurous cook and will definitely reward a curious mind and palate." -- David Johnson "Washington Times" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A delightfully quirky yet authoritative look at the food of Ancient Rome --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Abit difficult to follow at times, but an interesting read none the less. Many of the recipes are still reproducible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really brings all that history to life in a fun and relatable way 5 Feb. 2015
By Christopher Lynch - Published on
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A fascinating look into Ancient and Imperial Rome - general habits, dining habits, traditions, customs, superstitions, recipes, menus, quotes, illustrations ... Really brings all that history to life in a fun and relatable way. I've always been fascinated by what it must have been like to inhabit Ancient Rome and this book brings it to life by telling that story at the "dinner table".
5.0 out of 5 stars Around the Roman Table for college course 3 Feb. 2017
By Amy C. - Published on
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For my daughter's college course and was just as needed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Cook for Caesar 20 May 2003
By Stephen Holland - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The first half of Around the Table of the Roman's is a discussion of Roman cooking and food. The second half is a list of recipes from various Roman authors. The book has a lot of promise and gives a good overview of what the Romans ate and the role of food in Roman culture. The recipes are given in three forms. First, the original Latin version is give, then a translation is provided. Finally, a more detailed recipe is given that the reader can use to try the recipe at home. The book is interesting, but should be treated as an introduction to Roman diet, cooking, and eating habits. The book was originally written in Dutch and the translation could have been better. However, there are not serious problems with the translation. Overall I liked this book and I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for! 25 July 2014
By Michelle Stewart - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Just what I was looking for!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Rambling Yet and Interesting Read 18 July 2004
By Gordon H. Jee - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Informative, but Whiteside's translation is spotty. Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa's A Taste of Ancient Rome would help clarify and fill in some of the overlooked topics and recipes.
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