[Sca-cooks] roman feast

euriol euriol at ptd.net
Wed Mar 19 09:33:05 PDT 2008

I should have likely put some disclaimers on the list I posted. I am
working towards being a completist. My copy of Vehling has long since
disappeared, but I thought it included the original text. Can anyone
refresh my memory?


On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 09:19:33 -0700, Lilinah <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:
> euriol wrote:
>>Apicius Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome
>>Joseph Dommers Vehling, Dover, 1978
>>ISBN: 0-486-23563-7
> Step away from the Vehling, step away from the Vehling. This has been
> frequently discussed on this list. Back when there was nothing,
> nothing, but Flower and Rosenbaum, which was hard to find once
> out-of-print before the web, and Vehling, well, this inexpensive
> Dover edition was what there was. It was highly flawed, but if it's
> all there was, well... Now, however, we have other better resources.
>>Roman Cookery
>>Elegant & Easy Recipes from History's First Gourmet
>>John Edwards, Hartley & Marks Publishers, 1986
>>ISBN: 978-0-881-79011-5
> I don't own this, although i want to, for completeness' sake. I have
> read it and i do not recommend it. Some of his substitutions are
> inexplicable, such as rosemary for rue. There's no reason to get this
> book for any reason other than being a completist, since there are
> other better books out there.
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