The Philosopher's Kitchen
Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome for the Modern Cook
The Philosopher's Kitchen invites us to visit the ancient world, putting each recipe into its cultural context, taking us to Greek feasts and Roman banquets, revealing customs, expressions, and superstitions that are still very much a part of modern life. She shares tips on entertaining, even the wording for invitations a host can use to summon friends to a Roman spread of his or her own. The Philosopher's Kitchen includes quotes from the ancient Greeks and Romans and includes fascinating sidebars about their daily life.