Search

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Image caption appears here

Image caption appears here

Members Save 10%

Around the Roman Table: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome

Craving dolphin meatballs? Can't find a reliable restaurant for boiled parrot? Have a hankering for jellyfish omelettes, sows' wombs in brine, sheep's brain pate, or stuffed mice? Look no further than Around the Roman Table, a unique hybrid cookbook and history lesson. A portrait of Roman society from the vantage point of the dining table, kitchen, and market stalls, Around the Roman Table offers both an account of Roman eating customs and 150 recipes reconstructed for the modern cook.

Faas guides readers through the culinary conquests of Roman invasions—as conquerors pillaged foodstuffs from faraway lands—to the decadence of Imperial Rome and its associated table manners, dining arrangements, spices, seasonings, and cooking techniques. With recipes for such appetizing dishes as chicken galantine with lambs' brains and fish relish, Around the Roman Table is ideal for food aficionados who wish to understand how the desire for power and conquest was manifested in Roman appetites. Softcover, 384 pages.

Members Save 10%

Museum members receive 10% off all items from our museum stores, including sale items and custom Art on Demand prints. Current members, please log in for your discount.