The topic of our fifth audio episode is ROMAN FOOD!

This episode features (in order of appearance):

Zena Kamash (Royal Holloway) on the Food for Thought project and food in the cults of Mithras and Mercury

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).

Alternatively, you can find us on our OU podcast channel, or you can listen to the programme on Soundcloud.

Roman Food on OU podcasts

 

Further Reading

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.

And finally

You can see Salvatore Gabbiano at work in the following video. Enjoy!

 

 

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