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Roman recipes
of the upper classes - sorted by ingredient

Woman in Roman kitchen - facing rightThe Roman upper classes were noted for their variety of foods and recipes.
Here you can get a flavour of Roman cooking from these recipes.

Some are mouth-watering. Some are unusual and some are, well, really cringemaking

Appetisers (Gustatio)

Main courses (Primae Mensae)

Accompaniments to the main course
(Some of these may also be used as a first course)

Desserts (Secundae)



Breads and Cakes and Pastries


Meat dishes
Poultry dishes

Beef casserole
Boiled veal
Fried liver
Fried veal
Ham in a red wine sauce
Hare in a sweet sauce
Julian pottage
Lamb stew
Lucanian Sausage
Milk fed snails
Pork in a piquant sauce
Roast Pork in Celery Seed Sauce
Steamed lamb
Stuffed hare
Stuffed Roast Hare with White Sauce
Sucking pig

Aniseed Chicken
Boiled chicken
Boiled goose with cold sauce
Boiled Partridge
Browned Chicken Frontinian
Chicken with liquid filling
One thousand Larks tongues

Roast Duck in Spiced Gravy
Roast Duck with Damson Sauce
Fish dishes
Vegetarian dishes

Baked plaice
Baian Stew
Barley soup
Boiled mussels
Fish cooked in its own juice
Fish Fillets with Leeks and Coriander
Fish in herb sauce
Fish pickle
Fish with turnips in saffron sauce
Fish in vine leaves
Mackerel stuffed vine leaves
Mussels in sweet wine sauce
Mussels with lentils
Patina of fillets of hake
Patina of fresh anchovies

Patina of Soles in Herb sauce
Prawn rissoles
Red Mullet in Fennel and Mint Sauce
Sauce for sea bream
Sauce for tuna fish
Seasoned mussels
Shellfish Forcemeats
Souffle of small fishes
Sweet Stuffed Sardines with Eggs

Alexandrine squash
Artichokes cooked in herbs
Beans in the Pod in Coriander Sauce
Beets with chicken
Beets with Leeks in Wine
Boiled eggs with pine nut sauce
Braised cucumbers
Bread Salad
Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts
Butter beans in herb sauce
Carrots Sautéed in Peppered Wine Sauce
Cauliflower in Celery Mint Sauce

Celery with raisin sauce
Celery with wine vinegar
Cheese Sweetened with Honey
Cheese with figs
Cheese and honey
Chick peas with cheese
Chick-peas in saffron
Cooked Cucumbers with Fennel
Creamed wheat
Curds with honey
Fig cakes
Fried carrots
Garlic and herb pate
Goat's cheese with rice in vine leaves
Green Beans in Coriander Sauce
Hazelnuts with herb puree
Honey omelette
Leeks with Celery
Lentil and barley soup
Lentil stew
Mushrooms in honey
Nut cake
Olive and celery pate
Olives with herbs
Pea soup
Peas Vinairgrette
Pickled Beets

Pickled cheese
Poached eggs in white wine
Puree of lettuce leaves with onions
Soft cheese with a herb puree
Spiced fritters
Spicy lentils
Sweet Roman Toast

Fruit dishes
Breads, Cakes and Pastries
Date and nut desert

Dates Alexandrine

Honeyed quinces
Patina of elderberries
Pear patina
Pear pudding
Pears with Cinnamon and Wine

Stuffed dates

Barley cake
Cecina (Chick Pea Pancake)
Diced cheesebread
Honey cakes
Mushroom bread
Pancakes with milk
Pastry rounds
Platted bread
Rich Sweet Cakes
Sesame biscuits
Sesame wafers
Soft bread
Walnut and fig cakes
Wine cakes

Garum fish sauce
Goat's milk sauce
Nine part sauce
Salad dressing
Sauce for eggs
Sauce for meat
Sauce for roast venison
Sauce for roast wood pigeons
Barley water
Rose honey
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