Olives & Grill - Selby - Reviewed by Helena Simpson
Dulcia domestica: Roman Date Candy from Apicius | Eulalia Hath A Blogge
Though not much used as a spice today, laurel berries were a very common spice in Ancient Roman times and many Roman recipes call for the use of 'laurel berries'. Interestingly, the English term 'bay' referring to the tree originates from the Middle English baye (Old French baie), which derives from the Latin bacca 'berry' and originally referred to the fruit. The name laurel derives from laurus, the Latin name for the bay tree.
"Parthian" lamb from ancient Roman cookbook by Apicius for Ides of March dinner.
ancient Roman Chestnut-Lentil Stew with Bulgur Pilaf from Apicius for Ides of March dinner
Ancient Roman Pork with Apples. A delicious bittersweet and spicy way to prepare this favorite combination. Also offers insight on how the Romans dealt with "leftovers". Uses both liquamen and defruitum. (Photo by Laura Kelley)