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.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, an assistant professor of Roman Archaeology at Florida State University.
Listen in, as Dr. Murphy takes us through her research on pottery workshops with a particular focus on the workshops in Sagalassos, Turkey, and what the excavation of these sites can reveal about methods of production, the people involved in pottery production, raw material acquisition and the changing dining habits of citizens in the Roman Empire.
In the fifteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past Video Series, Dr. Conor Whately, an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg, discusses soldiers and civilians in the eastern Roman empire, including settlement and military sites, non-military activities and economic exchange, and the family and community relationships of soldiers in the region.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Jared Benton, an assistant professor in the Department of Art at Old Dominion University.
Listen in, as we discuss all aspects of Roman bakeries, including the process of making bread and the people who worked in these environments, as well as the sights and smells you would encounter when visiting a bakery in a Roman city.