What ancient/historical recipes have you made, /his/?
Pic related, my attempt at making Roman bread
There's a blog called Pass the Garum. It has a ton of accurate Roman recipes.
I went to a Byzantine-themed dinner at the Getty Villa that was really tasty and like nothing I've ever had before.
I even saved the menu:
PAROPSIDES - APPETIZERS (SERVED FAMILY STYLE)
>Grilled Eggplant with Shaved Bottarga and Lemon Vincotto (coriander, parsley, oregano, olive oil)
>Dried Figs and Toasted Walnuts
>Green and Kalamata Olives in Honey, Vinegar, and Thyme
>Multigrain Bread Loaf served with Olive Oil
PRODEIPNIO - FIRST COURSE
>Scallop and Caviar. Served with seafood foam of cream and egg whites, fish sauce, dill, fennel, minted pea
puree, and crispy shallot.
DEIPNON - MAIN COURSE
>Cumin and Fennel Rubbed Lamb Chop and Loin. Served with Oenogarum (fish sauce, dill, coriander, thyme, red wine, honey, costus) and
garnished with pickled cabbage and leeks.
>Pallekaria: Chickpeas, black‐eyed beans, and fava beans served with fresh parsley, dill, onion, and
>Purslane, Radishes, and Arugula. Tossed in olive oil, grape must, fish sauce.
EPIDORPIO - DESSERT COURSE
>Rice Pudding with Whipped Cream and Honey. Served with sugared almonds, cherries, and candied citron.
Human-head soup, probably the oldest recipe of all time DESU.
That's an advantage, but bread is often torn because cutting life with a knife is bad luck.
It is 2^2^2, being increase, a masculine number, and the sun. Grains being very much male, even after the revolution in agricultural religion in Europe.
Medieval reenactor, so lots.
These two places are excellent starting points for medieval cooking.
There's also a nice documentary called Clarissa and the King's Cookbook, that should be on youtube.