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Classical Cookbook


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An updated edition of this best-selling cookbook by Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger, which was the first to explore the menus and manners of ancient Greece and Rome. Featuring fifty recipes from every stratum of classical civilization, this book covers everything from wedding feasts and lavish banquets to street food and simple meals, with step-by-step adaptations for the modern cook. The recipes are placed beside descriptions of household life and festivity from across the classical world to conjure the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of daily life, which is complemented by the illustrations throughout with scenes of food, hunting, feasting and carousing from wall paintings, mosaics and Greek vases. A perfect gift for cooking enthusiasts, classicists or anyone with an interest in food history.

176 pages, paperback, measures 22 x 17.5cm