Review - TV Show - The Supersizers Go - Roman
In this particular episode, Giles plays the part of a Senator while Sue plays a Vestal Virgin.
Some of the foods they try:
Garum - fermented fish sauce that is used like ketchup on most dishes
Spelt (a kind of wheat bread)
Boiled goat, roasted mutton
Jellyfish, moran eels
***Meat and fish were generally enjoyed by the wealthier citizens. Red mullet was incredibly expensive.
Interesting historic tidbits:
Romans ate with knives, spoons and their fingers.
Romans invented the first salad, called herba salata. It was eaten with vinegar, oil and salt. When it was introduced to Europeans, they called it "Roman" and eventually the name evolved into "Romaine".
They used a mortarum (pestle and mortar).
Catch part of the show HERE.
Apicius - a collection of recipes
Garde Manger - the first salads
Posted by Wendy Quest