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Re: [Apicius] greece/rome

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  • SheMichael@aol.com
    In a message dated 4/23/2002 12:17:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ... Barley bread is less nutritious & harder to digest. It is animal fodder & the bread of the
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 24 12:04 PM
      In a message dated 4/23/2002 12:17:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
      weingml@... writes:


      > A large amount of bread, a few
      > lentils, dried figs and a little oil were considered basic foods, which the
      > Mishnah says a man owed to his wife if they were separated. If he gave her
      > barley bread, he had to provide twice as much as wheat, which was considerd
      > much better bread as it rose better.
      >

      Barley bread is less nutritious & harder to digest. It is animal fodder &
      the bread of the poor. You can see that from the allotments for slaves in
      Linear B.
      Sheila



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