[Sca-cooks] Meals and Recipes from Ancient Greece

Sandra Kisner sjk3 at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 15 11:10:45 PDT 2007

Is anybody familiar with this book?


Salza Prina Ricotti (ed.), Eugenia, Meals and Recipes from Ancient
Greece. Translated by Ruth Anne Lotero.  Los Angeles:  Getty
Publications, 2007.  Pp. 122.  ISBN 978-0-89236-876-1.  $24.95.

Reviewed by Camilla MacKay, Bryn Mawr College (cmackay at brynmawr.edu)
Word count:  1089 words
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Meals and Recipes from Ancient Greece is a book in two parts, the first
a summary of information about food in ancient Greece, and the second
56 recipes for foods from breads through appetizers, meats, fish, and
desserts. Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti (SPR) has based most of her
recipes on foods that appear in Athenaeus's Deipnosophistae, with an
admixture of other authors, both Roman and Greek, where needed to flesh
out recipes or menus. It is a translation of L'arte del convito nella
grecia antica (L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2004) but is quite unlike SPR's
1983 L'arte del convito nella roma antica, in that the recipes here are
adaptations for the modern kitchen, and this book is barely illustrated
(it has only line drawings that have nothing to do with the text).

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