Print Friendly Version Bookmark and Share
May 16, 2012

 The Classical Cookbook Updates Authentic Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome for Modern Cooks


  

 MEDIA CONTACT:                 
Melissa Crowley
Getty Publications
(310) 440-6795
mcrowley@getty.edu 




 “An affectionate introduction to the ebullience of Greek and Roman culture.”
--Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES—Fifty recipes from the ancient world are presented in a fresh, new design alongside reproductions of ancient wall paintings, mosaics, vases, and household objects in this newly revised edition of The Classical Cookbook (Getty Publications, $24.95, hardcover). Originally published in 1996, this was the first book about ancient dining to draw from both Greek and Roman writings. Each chapter describes a different social gathering and the food that might have been served on such an occasion. From a menu inspired by Homer’s Odyssey in 700 B.C., to the offerings at a typical Greek symposium or drinking party in fourth century Athens, to the special treats at a Macedonian wedding feast, the recipes presented here suggest the true variety of food and social life in the ancient Mediterranean.
Enjoy Parthian chicken, fish in coriander sauce, squash Alexandria-style, cabbage the Athenian way, pancakes with honey and sesame seeds, and many more tasty dishes. Each original recipe is followed by a version for today’s cook.

About the Authors—Andrew Dalby is a classics scholar, linguist, and food historian. He is the author of Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices (University of California Press, 2000). Sally Grainger is a former professional chef and a food historian specializing in ancient baking techniques. She is the author of Cooking Apicius: Roman Recipes for Today (Prospect Books, 2006).

Publication Information:

The Classical Cookbook
Revised Edition
Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger
J. Paul Getty Museum
160 pages, 6 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches, hardcover
35 color and 35 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-110-7, $24.95

Publication Date: June 12, 2012
 
###

Kindly send two tearsheets of your review when published to Melissa Crowley, Getty Publications, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1682.

Available at bookstores or through Getty Publications (800-223-3431). Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by the University of Chicago Press and in the U.K. and Europe by Orca Book Services.
< back


You must be logged in to view this item.





This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.