Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

4710Re: [Apicius] First Roman Cookbooks to Purchase?

Expand Messages
  • Freydis the Good
    Dec 3, 2009
    • 0 Attachment
      Oh, Oh, OH!!! I've got a source for Lovage and it is quite INEXPENSIVE!!!

      http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

      A 1 POUND bag of dried lovage leaf today is $17 USD. 1 Pound of the root is
      $12 USD.

      SMILES!!
      Freydis

      On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Lucia Clark <luciaclark@...>wrote:

      >
      >
      > Oooooh.. Roman stores were also civilized.. In any case, any supermarket
      > has
      > most of the ingredients you need. As for spices, if you do not find them in
      > a well stocked supermarket you will find them in middle-eastern or Indian
      > specialty stores (also very civilized). Unusual grains like farro you can
      > find in Italian specialty stores. Let's not forget the internet, you can
      > order quite a few things online. A couple of spices you will have to grow
      > yourself, like rue and lovage, or find substitutions. A good substitution
      > for garum is anchovy paste. Or. Like Apicius himself said, just add or omit
      > according to your taste. Justinus will be able to pin point the exact quote
      > and give to you in Latin.
      >
      > Lucia
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: Apicius@yahoogroups.com <Apicius%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
      > Apicius@yahoogroups.com <Apicius%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of
      > goliathrix@... <goliathrix%40hotmail.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 12:15 PM
      > To: Apicius@yahoogroups.com <Apicius%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [Apicius] First Roman Cookbooks to Purchase?
      >
      > Thank you for the reply! I am looking for historical accuracy just a book
      > that is an easy read. The few Roman cookbooks that I have looked over some
      > of the ingredients have been things that you can't find in civilized
      > grocery
      > stores.
      >
      > Joshua
      >
      > Optio
      > Legio VI F
      > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: "coivinix" <pncmcdermott@ <mailto:pncmcdermott%40comcast.net<pncmcdermott%2540comcast.net>
      > >
      > comcast.net>
      > Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 16:08:03
      > To: <Apicius@yahoogroups <mailto:Apicius%40yahoogroups.com<Apicius%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > .com>
      > Subject: [Apicius] First Roman Cookbooks to Purchase?
      >
      > COIVINIX DONATO SAL P D
      > Welcome! While the group seems a bit moribund at present, there's much in
      > the archives to keep you going until the chatter starts up again.
      >
      > I'm sure everyone will have their own favorites, but here are the
      > ones_I_would direct you to:
      >
      > First and foremost, the admirable "practical" end of our fellow-listmate
      > Sally Grainger's new translation of APICIVS (done with her husband,
      > Christopher Groocock) COOKING APICIVS:
      >
      > <http://www.amazon
      > <
      > http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Apicius-Roman-Recipes-Today/dp/1903018447/ref
      > =sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259856283&sr=1-1>
      >
      > com/Cooking-Apicius-Roman-Recipes-Today/dp/1903018447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=b
      > ooks&qid=1259856283&sr=1-1>
      >
      > This is excellent scholarship yoked to practical cookery and intelligent
      > supposition. You will not do better--the only problem is that it is SO
      > SHORT. But perhaps Sally will find time to enlarge :>)
      >
      > You can buy both books together at a special price from the importer here:
      >
      > <http://www.oxbowboo <http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/61510>
      > ks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/61510>
      >
      > An earlier effort (with another listmate, Andrew Dalby) is THE CLASSICAL
      > COOKBOOK:
      >
      > <http://www.amazon
      > <
      > http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Cookbook-Andrew-Dalby/dp/071412222X/ref=sr_
      > 1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259856244&sr=1-1>
      >
      > com/Classical-Cookbook-Andrew-Dalby/dp/071412222X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books
      > &qid=1259856244&sr=1-1>
      >
      > Although it's aging, there is still much to like in Ilaria Gozzini
      > Giacosa's
      > A TASTE OF ANCIENT ROME:
      >
      > <http://www.amazon
      > <
      > http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Ancient-Ilaria-Gozzini-Giacosa/dp/0226290328/re
      > f=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259856141&sr=8-1>
      >
      > com/Taste-Ancient-Ilaria-Gozzini-Giacosa/dp/0226290328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=
      > books&qid=1259856141&sr=8-1>
      >
      > And then there's Mark Grant's ROMAN COOKERY; a strong point of this one is
      > that it concentrates on more "every-day" food; a somewhat weaker point is
      > that, while the author is a very serious scholar....the redactions he
      > provides are a bit idiosyncratic at times and (which is perhaps exactly
      > what
      > you are looking for?) slanted to modern ease, rather than historical
      > accuracy. But--read with care--there is much here that is not covered
      > elsewhere:
      >
      > <http://www.amazon
      > <
      > http://www.amazon.com/Roman-Cookery-Ancient-Recipes-Kitchens/dp/1897959605/
      > ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b>
      >
      > com/Roman-Cookery-Ancient-Recipes-Kitchens/dp/1897959605/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b
      > >
      >
      > Hopefully you'll find something here which will suit you exactly. In the
      > best of all worlds, you'll eventually have them all on your bookshelf.
      >
      > BONA FORTVNA
      >
      > COIVINIX
      >
      > --- In Apicius@yahoogroups <mailto:Apicius%40yahoogroups.com<Apicius%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > .com,
      > "jbd_29349" <goliathrix@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Ave Citizens!
      > >
      > > I hope that I am not out of line by starting a topic to just introduce
      > myself. My name is Joshua Davis I live in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I am
      > a member and the Optio of Legio VI FFC based out of Charleston, South
      > Carolina.
      > >
      > > I found this site going through some websites I haven't been to in a
      > while
      > and I am glad I did. I have been biten by the cooking bug here recently and
      > being a Roman re-enactor I would like to try authentic Roman dishes.
      > >
      > > My first question is this: where can I find a good Roman cookbook. Now my
      > definition of a good Roman cookbook is this, will give you substitutes for
      > things that you can't find in even a "fancy" grocery store. Also written by
      > someone that has reproduced these dishes and has applied modern cooking
      > techniques and or terms. This one is a bonus but not really necessary,
      > dates
      > for when these dishes were common/created.
      > >
      > > Joshua Davis
      > > aka
      > > Marivs Minivs Donatvs
      > > Optio Centvriae
      > > Legio VI FFC, Cohors I
      >
      > >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Show all 19 messages in this topic