[Sca-cooks] The Uncertain Hour and Roman Dining

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Jun 14 20:14:51 PDT 2007

Today's (6/14/2007) New York Times has an article
on Jesse Browner who is described as a food historian
and novelist.
His new book is The Uncertain Hour which deatils the last meal of the 
Roman satirist

Browner’s meticulous description of a Roman banquet and its attendant 
rituals, as well as his account of first-century Roman politics, letters 
and even clothing styles, is immediately immersive. Browner creates with 
considerable skill a snapshot of Roman life.” /Publishers Weekly/

He talks about the food here--


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