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The Latin author Columella, who lived around the time of the Emperor Nero in the 60s AD, wrote what appears to be a training manual covering all aspects of agriculture. In this session, join Dr Ian Goh for an online cook-a-long to explore some of Columella’s food-based precepts from the last of the twelve books of this manual. They are addressed to a ‘bailiff’s wife’, and those we are interested in particularly concern preservation techniques for (among other foods) lettuces and turnips. We’ll be taking Columella’s instructions seriously both as recipes and as expressions of identity and authority, and we’ll uncover some of the humbler, unglamorous foodstuffs that the ancient Romans ate. See just how similar their home economy and eating habits were to our own.
Registered attendees will be provided with recipe cards so you can create your own at home.