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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 12:07am on 19/06/2011 under ,
Tonight, over dinner, in response to [livejournal.com profile] fadethecat's comment on my last post, I looked through some books I have on ancient cuisine to come up with some Greek recipes. I have (or at least was able to find) two books in my library with conjectural Greek recipes:

Kaufman, Cathy K. Cooking in Ancient Civilizations. Greenwood Press, 2006. ISBN: 0-313-33204-5.

Bober, Phyllis. Art, Culture & Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy. University of Chicago Press 1999. ISBN: 0-226-06253-8.

The recipes in Bober's book attempt to recreate a "feast" of the period, and thus is heavy on meats and other foods that would have been expensive in period, while Kaufman's book, true to its subtitle, includes recipes that likely would have been eaten frequently by ordinary people. Kaufman's book in particular gives a number of different recipes for flatbreads, loaf breads, and bready sweets, as well as vegetable recipes, though both books give recipes for cooking meats, including chickens (there is a simple but tasty-looking chicken-in-a-pot recipe that I'm going to try with my crockpot when the weather gets colder again).

Anyway, I decided to pick three recipes that are at least typical of the foodstuffs available to the ancient Greeks. If anyone wants more, I believe both books are still in print. They should be available at the usual booksellers or local public library.Read more... )
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