Category Archives: Roman


Roman-Style Tenderloin, with bacon and sage

Thoughts: It’s another virtual potluck, AND a recipe from one of my favorite medieval cookbooks, The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi.  It reminds me of a Turkish dish I once had, called Çöp Şiş, where the meat on the kebab was spaced out with chunks of fat. It

Stuffed Dates

Roman Sweets

“…next I sing of honey, the heavenly ethereal gift…” -Virgil Roman Stuffed Dates Our Thoughts: These are a purely natural, gluten and sugar free powerhouse of nominess. The texture of chewy date is complimented by the crunchy nut filling, and the whole is dripping with

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Melon and Hard Cooked Eggs

“But the only sound was the wind in the fruit trees, and the only creatures in the gardens were a few pale moths. Missandei returned with a melon and a bowl of hard-cooked eggs, but Dany found she had no appetite.” (Dance with Dragons) Roman Melon and Boiled


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