Food on sticks, reredux
- Over the course of our discussion of the "food on a stick" wall painting (first two items at http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/Apicius/photos/browse/1904 ), Coivinix noster made
the following remarks (in two separate postings):
> ... One was Patrick Faas' AROUND THE ROMAN TABLE. Imagine myLooks like Jacques André agrees with Kevin's analyses. In his _l'Alimentation et la cuisine a
> surprise when I came across the illustration (only a drawing of the original,
> sadly) on page 255 of a graffito from the Casa della Testa Maiale which
> shows...well, food on sticks. One has three gently curving oblong affairs which
> it doesn't take much imagination to see as sausages or involtini of some sort;
> the other shows a stick with something either spiraling around it (like some
> forms of campfire bread) or a long, thin "something" pierced numerous times
> along one axis for broiling. Or (medicine and food being related: just ask
> Lucia [Dentice] Clark...), it could be a caduceus, I suppose.
> And, frankly, these
> meaty bits would work very well as "FOOD ON STICKS" about which we
> talked so much some time ago.
Rome_ (1961), Planche II, he captions that image "Tête de porc, caphelet d'oiseaux,
saucisses, brochette d'_ofelllae_"