I can’t help myself. I simply must plug this guy’s fascinating blog.
To put myself through grad school I worked among other things as a cook. I was in grad school to learn Latin and Greek. So, when I find a blog dealing with Latin texts about food and cooking, well, … I am completely hooked. Since I am in the throws of learning Chinese as well and am addicted to GOOD Chinese food, I simply had to share this from the blog called Sympotica graecolatina.
Did you know that the Latin word for a chopstick is, according to one 16th c. Jesuit missionary, paxillus or paxillulus?