The Classical Cookbook

Explores the cuisine and manners of the ancient Greece and Rome.


Author: Andrew Dalby


ISBN: 0714122750

Category: Cooking, Greek

Page: 176

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The updated edition of this best-selling cookbook features a delicious collection of recipes from every strata of classical civilization, all accessible to the contemporary cook. Using a subtle mix of sweet and sour flavours, fragrant herbs, creamy cheesecakes and hearty red wines, ancient Mediterranean cuisine is brought to life. Pioneering the exploration of menus and manners of ancient Greece and Rome, The Classical Cookbook features adaptations of 49 sumptuous dishes. Sitting alongside sun-soaked recipes are rich illustrations of murals, marbles and mosaics, plus lively commentary painting a vibrant picture of everyday wining and dining in the ancient world. The Classical Cookbook will prove that we can still enjoy Terrine of Asparagus, Sweet Wine Cakes, Olive Relish or even Toronaean Shark. Featuring step-by-step instructions, the modern cook will be able to tackle everything from simple meals and street food through to lavish banquets and wedding feasts with an authentic Ancient Greek and Roman flair.

The Classical Cookbook

The Classical Cookbook is the first book of its kind to explore the cuisine of the Mediterranean in ancient times , from 750 B.C. to A.D. 450. The authors draw on a mass of fascinating sources beyond the familiar recipes of the Roman ...


Author: Andrew Dalby

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892363940

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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Explores the cuisine of the Mediterranean in ancient times from 750 B.C. to A.D. 450.

Virgin Territory

Foxhall is speaking of wealthy Athenian households in the classical period. ... Food historians Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger compiled The Classical Cookbook with Dalby's translations and Grainger's adaptations of classical recipes ...


Author: Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781118203224

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 187

Offers recipes for more than one hundred dishes that showcase olive oil as an ingredient, explores the history and culture of the liquid, and argues for its therapeutic and preventative effects.

Drink to Your Health

Around the World Cookbook, Times Books, 1996 Ayto J., Food & Drink from A to Z, Oxford University Press, ... F., Fabulous French Fruit Cuisine, Athene Publications, 1988 ' Dalby, A., and Grainger, S., The Classical Cookbook, ...


Author: Anne McIntyre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684869469

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 234

From Greek Thyme Tea to juices and smoothies, this book presents more than 120 irresistible recipes for drinks that comfort, heal, increase energy, and lift spirits. Full-color illustrations.

Feast Fast or Famine

The story of spices (London 2000); A. Dalby and S. Grainger, The Classical Cookbook (London 1996). * Dalby, Siren Feasts, 196-197. " Dalby, Flavours of Byzantium, 27. * Reviewed by D.G. Wright, Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2004.02.34).


Author: Wendy Mayer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004344853

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 233

Cuisine and Culture

The Classical Cookbook offers an acceptable substitute for silphium: asafoetida, the resin of a plant in the fennel family so stinky that it is also known as “devil's dung.” Apicius also included recipes for drinks, even floral wines.


Author: Linda Civitello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470403716

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

View: 836

An illuminating account of how history shapes our diets—now in a new revised and updated Third Edition Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did African cultures imported by slavery influence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seat McDonald's in Beijing serve in the age of globalization? With the answers to these and many more such questions, Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents an engaging, entertaining, and informative exploration of the interactions among history, culture, and food. From prehistory and the earliest societies in the Fertile Crescent to today's celebrity chefs, Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents a multicultural and multiethnic approach to understanding how and why major historical events have affected and defined the culinary traditions in different societies. Now revised and updated, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and insightful than ever before. Covers prehistory through the present day—from the discovery of fire to the emergence of television cooking shows Explores how history, culture, politics, sociology, and religion have determined how and what people have eaten through the ages Includes a sampling of recipes and menus from different historical periods and cultures Features French and Italian pronunciation guides, a chronology of food books and cookbooks of historical importance, and an extensive bibliography Includes all-new content on technology, food marketing, celebrity chefs and cooking television shows, and Canadian cuisine. Complete with revealing historical photographs and illustrations, Cuisine and Culture is an essential introduction to food history for students, history buffs, and food lovers.

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks 2nd Edition

The Classical Cookbook. Getty Trust Publications. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Davies, J. K. Democracy and Classical Greece. London and Stanford, Calif.: Fontana and Stanford University Press, 1986. de Ste.


Author: Robert Garland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313358159

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 507

Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life. Discover why it was more desirable to be a slave than a day laborer. Examine cooking methods and rules of ancient warfare. Uncover Greek mythology. Learn how Greeks foretold the future. Understand what life was like for women, and what prevailing attitudes were toward sexuality, marriage, and divorce. This volume brings ancient Greek life home to readers through a variety of anecdotes and primary source passages from contemporary authors, allowing comparison between the ancient world and modern life. A multitude of resources will engage students and interested readers, including a Making Connections feature which offers interactive and fun ideas for research assignments. The concluding chapter places the ancient world in the present, covering new interpretations like the movie 300, the founding of modern Greece, and the ways in which classical culture still affects our own. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume offers a unique and descriptive look at one of the most influential eras in human history.

The Olive and the Caper

Algar, A. Classical Turkish Cooking. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Amphoras and the Ancient Wine Trade. Athens: American School of Classical Studies, 1979. Anthimus. On the Observance of Food. Trans. ... The Classical Cookbook.


Author: Susanna Hoffman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761164548

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

View: 181

This is the year "It's Greek to me" becomes the happy answer to what's for dinner. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the upcoming epic Troy, the 2004 Summer Olympics returning to Athens--and now, yet another reason to embrace all things Greek: The Olive and the Caper, Susanna Hoffman's 700-plus-page serendipity of recipes and adventure. In Corfu, Ms. Hoffman and a taverna owner cook shrimp fresh from the trap--and for us she offers the boldly-flavored Shrimp with Fennel, Green Olives, Red Onion, and White Wine. She gathers wild greens and herbs with neighbors, inspiring Big Beans with Thyme and Parsley, and Field Greens and Ouzo Pie. She learns the secret to chewy country bread from the baker on Santorini and translates it for American kitchens. Including 325 recipes developed in collaboration with Victoria Wise (her co-author on The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook, with over 258,000 copies in print), The Olive and the Caper celebrates all things Greek: Chicken Neo-Avgolemeno. Fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shanks seasoned with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and coriander. Siren-like sweets, from world-renowned Baklava to uniquely Greek preserves: Rose Petal, Cherry and Grappa, Apricot and Metaxa. In addition, it opens with a sixteen-page full-color section and has dozens of lively essays throughout the book--about the origins of Greek food, about village life, history, language, customs--making this a lively adventure in reading as well as cooking.

Food in the Ancient World

An easier version is to be found in Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger , The Classical Cookbook ( London : British Museum Press , 1996 ) , 95-96 . 25. See also Dalby and Grainger , The Classical Cookbook , 93-94 . 26.


Author: Joan P. Alcock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313330034

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 460

The ways of life of four great ancient civilizations-- Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Celtic--are illuminated here through their foodways. As these cultures moved toward settled agriculture, a time of experimentation and learning began. Cities emerged, and with them consumer societies that needed to be supplied. Food Culture in the Ancient World draws on writings of classical authors such as Petronius, Galen, and Cato, as well as on archeological findings, to present intimate insight into ancient peoples. This volume will be indispensable as it complements classical history, cultural, and literature studies at the high school and college levels and will also inform the general reader.

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

Camp , J. M. The Athenian Agora : Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens . London : Thames and Hudson , 1986 . ... Bristol Classical Press and Focus Publishing , 1990 . The Greeks . ... The Classical Cookbook ...


Author: Robert Garland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303835

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 489

A vivid, engaging, and colorful description of life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people.