Who was Marcus Apicius?

Marcus Gavius Apicius, (flourished 1st century ce), wealthy Roman merchant and epicure during the reign of Tiberius (14–37 ce), after whom was named one of the earliest cookbooks in recorded history.

When was the De Re Coquinaria?

And yet, the gem of our Library’s cookery collection—a 9th-century manuscript collection of Greek and Roman recipes—bears his name. 9th-century manuscript De re culininaria (sometimes De re coquinaria), attributed to Apicius.

Who wrote the earliest known cookbook De Re Coquinaria?

The earliest cookbook is the fourth-century De Re Coquinaria by Apicius, which contains about 500 Roman recipes including the first-known version of baked egg custard (Tyropatinam).

How do you pronounce Apicius?

If you listen to the audiobook of FEAST OF SORROW (which I really think is fantastic!), you’ll hear the name of Apicius pronounced with a soft “c” sound like ah-pish-us. That’s how you’ll hear the name pronounced by modern users of the name.

When was Apicius alive?

Marcus Gavius Apicius is believed to have been a Roman gourmet and lover of luxury, who lived sometime in the 1st century AD, during the reign of Tiberius.

Who developed the kitchen brigade system?

Georges-Auguste Escoffier
The kitchen brigade system was created in the 19th century by Georges-Auguste Escoffier, a chef who is responsible for revolutionizing French cuisine.

What the Romans ate and drank?

They ate meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, cheese, grains (also as bread) and legumes. Meat included animals like dormice (an expensive delicacy), hare, snails and boar. Smaller birds like thrushes were eaten as well as chickens and pheasants.

Does silphium exist?

Though the plant is extinct, there still exists a modern day tribute to it that you might find familiar — the modern heart shape. Silphium seed pods were reportedly the inspiration for the popular symbol of love. Fitting, when you consider why the plant was so popular.