[Sca-cooks] Garum and Pompeii's Destruction
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.
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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