[Sca-cooks] Garum and Pompeii's Destruction

Sandra Kisner sjk3 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 10 06:35:27 PDT 2008

>Found this on the internet:  "Sept. 29, 2008 -- Remains of rotten fish
>entrails have helped establish the precise dating of Pompeii's destruction,
>according to Italian researchers who have analyzed the town's last batch of
>garum, a pungent, fish-based seasoning."  You can read the article at:
>http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/09/29/pompeii-fish-sauce.html .  There's
>a description of making garum in the article as well.
>Alys Katharine

There's also a link 
<http://www.italiancookingandliving.com/food/pf_text/ac_garum.html> to an 
article on another website that actually seems to know what garum is, 
instead of wondering why people would eat smelly rotten fish guts.


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