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It is time we talked about what #herbs & #spices the #AncientGreeks used in their #Cooking ...Of course I'll delve into the #AncientRome as well, as we have many surviving texts especially from book such as #Apicius ... Let's get talking! 1/n
We have a few surviving fragments of texts from Archestratus. He was a Sicilian Greek, who circumnavigated the world to satisfy his hunger. From Sicily to the furthermost eastern point of Black Sea, he travelled to find out about the specialities of all the cities in between. 2/n
His chief concern was to find the true flavour of fresh produce, chosen in the right place at the right time of the year.
He was the first #gourmant in that sense. We know that much! He preferred the simpler sauces and only 2-3 herbs or spices as ingredients in his dishes 3/n
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