[Sca-cooks] Garum

Volker Bach carlton_bach at yahoo.de
Tue Aug 7 06:57:19 PDT 2007

>Garum was mentioned in one of the first Time Life
>cookbooks, the one on Italy.  I think it even had
>instructions on how to make.  The same book also
>had a ricotta cheese cake, claimed to be a very
>early Italian recipe.

Do you by any chance recall where the recipe was from?
There are garum-.like sauces still made today, but the
only historical recipe I know is from the Geoponica.

The ricotta cake could well have been Cato's
'placenta'. If it was - it's well worth making. 

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