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The Classical Cookbook
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The Classical Cookbook

Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger

J. Paul Getty Museum
144 pages, 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches
31 color and 37 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-394-0
hardcover, $27.95  Order

An affectionate introduction to the ebullience of Greek and Roman culture."
Los Angeles Times

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The daily life of classical Greece and Rome, although separated from us by two thousand years, can be re-created in almost photographic detail. The Classical Cookbook explores the daily culture of the Mediterranean though the center of its social life—food and drink. Combining narrative texts and recipes, authors Dalby and Grainger draw on a mass of fascinating resources to describe household life for different social groups and occasions.

Each chapter provides a historical outline, with translations of the original recipes followed by versions for the modern cook. The book is illustrated throughout with delightful scenes of food, hunters, and revelers from wall paintings, mosaics, and Greek vases. And the array of delicacies, from Sweet Wine Scones to Chicken Stuffed with Olives to Honey Nut Cake, is sure to tempt any gourmet.

Andrew Dalby is librarian of London House for Overseas Graduates and has written for numerous food history and classics journals. Sally Grainger is a professional pastry chef and classics scholar.

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