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Ancient Greek Fish on Friday

One of the blogs I follow is Pass the Garum. They recently moved to a new site, by the way. As you know from reading this blog for a while, garum is a fermented fish sauce that the Romans put … Continue reading

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Sort of Sunday Supper…. sort of… and a fun blog suggestion

You may remember that I have posted about cooking some ancient and medieval dishes. Today I discovered a blog dedicate to ancient cooking with a delightful name: Pass The Garum. Garum, of course, is the ancient equivalent of ketchup.  It … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper 5 – What happened!

I said that for this Sunday’s supper I would make a broccoli dish from Apicius’ 2nd century and indeed I did.   I would do it differently next time (since the recipe was pretty sketchy).   for some hints about … Continue reading

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Did I mention garum? Buy your garum using amazon (when available)! From rogueclassicism comes this about that precious liquid garum, in modern terms colatura.  (Check here and here.) Garum Festival Are Classicists aware of this event in Tunisia?     The … Continue reading

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Of rotted fish juice lunch and of gardens and of feeders

I want to thank EC of NY for lunch today.  EC of NY sent some garum… yes… garum.  I have written about garum several times (check here and here.), but most recently in the form of colatura, a super concentrated … Continue reading

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You know the KISS protocol, right? Sometimes the simple is the best solution. That was my approach to lunch today. One of you readers sent me some colatura di alici. I had never had it before.  I am now very … Continue reading

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More on garum

The Cranky Professor has a good post tying into our investigation of an ancient Roman recipe. He deals with the dating of the Vesuvius eruption and.. garum! mmmmm…. garummmmm Garum, made from fermenting fish in saltwater, was basically the ketchup … Continue reading

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A biretta tip goes to Rogue Classicism   o{]:¬)  who alerted me to a yummy article in Business Standard about ancient garum, the fermented fish sauce which was the ketchup of the ancient world. Ancient ketchup DIET/ The Romans loved their … Continue reading

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