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ab ovo ad mala. Roman Foods. What the Romans ate:. Fruits vegetables Nuts Meats Grains. Apple Pear Plum Quince Olive Grape. Peach Apricot Pomegranate Cherry No Oranges No Pineapples. Fruits. Artichokes Asparagus Beans Beets Cabbage Carrots Chicory Cress Cucumbers

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Ab ovo ad mala

ab ovo ad mala

Roman Foods


What the romans ate
What the Romans ate:

  • Fruits

  • vegetables

  • Nuts

  • Meats

  • Grains


Fruits

Apple

Pear

Plum

Quince

Olive

Grape

Peach

Apricot

Pomegranate

Cherry

No Oranges

No Pineapples

Fruits


Vegetables

Artichokes

Asparagus

Beans

Beets

Cabbage

Carrots

Chicory

Cress

Cucumbers

Garlic

Lentils

Lettuce

Melons

Onions

Peas

Poppy

Pumpkins

Radishes

Turnips

No Potatoes

No Tomatoes

Vegetables


Nuts

  • Walnuts

  • Hazelnuts

  • Filberts

  • Almonds

  • Pistachio


Meats

Pork

Beef

Mutton

Chickens

Ducks

Geese

Pigeons

Cranes

Dormouse

Grouse

Partridge

Snipe

Thrushes

Woodcock

Peacock

Turkey

Hare

Wild Boar

Meats


Mullet

Rhombus

Oysters

Both fresh water and salt water fish

Fish


Grains
Grains

  • Barley

  • Oats

  • Rye

  • Wheat

  • Spelt


Drinks
Drinks

  • Water

  • Milk of sheep, goats and cows

  • Wine

  • Mulsum - wine and honey

  • Mulsa - water and honey

  • Cider


Interesting notes
Interesting Notes

  • Butter only used for plaster for wound

  • Honey took the place of sugar

  • Vinegar was made from grapes

  • No coffee or tea

  • No oranges, potatoes, tomatoes, butter and sugar

  • Many uses for olive oil


Meals
Meals

  • Jentaculum - breakfast

  • Prandium - lunch

  • Vesperna - supper

  • Cena - main meal of day (may replace prandium or vesperna)

  • Merenda -snack


Jentaculum
Jentaculum

  • Bread dipped in wine

  • Raisins, olives, and cheese

  • Mulsum or milk


Prandium
Prandium

  • Breads

  • Salads

  • Cheese

  • Fruits

  • Nuts

  • Cold meats from day before

  • Leftovers


Vesperna
Vesperna

  • Leftovers

  • Breads

  • Salads

  • Cheese

  • Fruits

  • Nuts

  • Cold meats


The cena
The “cena”

  • Gustus - appetizer

  • Cena - dinner proper

  • Secunda mensa - dessert


Gustus
Gustus

  • Oysters and other shell-fish, sea-fish salted or pickled

  • Raw vegetables-especially onion and lettuce

  • Eggs

  • Sauces

  • Served with mulsum


Cena

  • Fish

  • Fowl

  • Flesh

  • Vegetables

  • Served with wine (had multiple courses)


Secunda mensa
Secunda Mensa

  • Pastries

  • Nuts

  • Sweets

  • Fruits

  • Served with wine


Finis

FINIS

The end


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