The topic of our fifth audio episode is ROMAN FOOD!
This episode features (in order of appearance):
Steven Ellis (University of Cincinnati) on food remains found in the excavations in the Porta Stabia neighbourhood in Pompeii.
Salvatore Gabbiano (Pasticceria Gabbiano) on his creative reinterpretations of ancient Pompeian sweets
Mike Beer (Exeter College) on Roman literary depictions of imperial banquets
Patricia Rodrigues de Souza (Pontifical University of São Paulo) on food in Brazilian Candomblé
How to listen
You can listen on iTunes (where you can subscribe to the podcast).
Mike Beer (2010) Taste or Taboo: Dietary Choices in Antiquity, Totnes, Prospect Books
Steven Ellis (forthcoming) The Roman Retail Revolution, Oxford, OUP.
Zena Kamash (forthcoming) ‘The Taste of Religion in the Roman World’ in Graham Harvey and Jessica Hughes (eds.) Sensual Religion: Religion and the Five Senses, Sheffield, Equinox.
Patricia Rodrigues de Souza (2014) “Food in African Brazilian Candomblé‘, Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, [S.l.], v. 26,: 264-80
Patricia Rodrigues de Souza (forthcoming) ‘Eating Myths: Religion Stated in Food Language’ in Graham Harvey and Jessica Hughes (eds.) Sensual Religion: Religion and the Five Senses, Sheffield, Equinox.
You can see Salvatore Gabbiano at work in the following video. Enjoy!