In the final instalment of our ancient food and drink blog series, PtP’s blog editor, Megan Daniels, conducts a longer interview with chef-turned-food-historian Sally Grainger. They delve into the experience of Roman food, and in particular a largely misunderstood, yet transformative ingredient in ancient cuisine: fish sauce.
In the third installment of our food-and-drink-themed blog series, we explore the work of Tate Paulette, an archaeologist whose recent work has been focused on Mesopotamian beer brewing, and engaging with the public by way of beer-tasting events!
In the twentieth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Amr Shahat discusses plant remains and evidence for beer production in ancient Egypt, including recipes and additives, as well as the impact of beer on personal health.
In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we take a look at the work of Brittany Bauer, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, whose research focuses on the culture and foodways of the poor in Roman Italy, and specifically their use of wild plants.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Erica Rowan, a lecturer in classical archaeology at Royal Holloway University of London and is the founding editor of the Archaeology of Food and Foodways Journal.
Listen in, as Dr. Rowan tells us about how waste from olive oil processing was used as a sustainable fuel source across the ancient Mediterranean. She also tells us about how this process continues in the modern world.