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Roman recipes on RiB:
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Woman in Roman kitchen - facing rightThe Roman upper classes were noted for their variety of foods and recipes and on this page is a listing of the recipes we have on our site. Reading through these recipes and then, perhaps, trying them yourself, will allow you to get a flavour of Roman cooking.

Some of these ancient recipes are mouth-watering. Some are unusual and some are, well, really cringeworthy...

*Admin note:  The differing bullet graphics are just for our staff info, as we go through and work out citations for these recipes.

  • Cited with original Latin and translation
  • Problems. Needs citation and/or Latin, etc.
  • Recipe not updated, at all yet
*A note on the recipes and food photos: Most of the recipes on this site were there when I took over and relaunched the site. I have found to my great horror, that as I go thorough these recipes to update them and improve the food area, that many were taken from a couple of books, wholesale. Joy of joys... I am though, working to get permission for this, but in the meantime, I do have a "buy box" where you can purchase these author's books for your own library and really, no matter what we have here, this should just whet your appetite to buy the books. Please do!

Many of the food photos come from Pinterest or from friends — if you find one of your photos here and want, of course we'll credit you and give you a back-link. If you really insist and don't like us using the photo, we'll remove it (sadly). I knew this area was going to be a nightmare to get up to speed, which is why I didn't start to tackle it really for 6 years and, it hasn't failed to disappoint me in this matter. I anticipate another month or more (at least), just getting these recipes to a decent point and then longer to get them fully cited and with the original language and translation. Eventually, the plan is to put all of this into a database-driven part of the site so that our visitors can rate and comment on the recipes, as well as upload photos of their own attempts at them.



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