As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, one of the things my husband Donald and I share is a fascination with the culture of ancient Rome. Since I also love to cook, this leads inexorably to our attempts to recreate ancient Roman food and beverages. I say “our” even though it’s usually me doing the cooking. Donald is there for encouragement. Such as, “We haven’t had any Roman food in a while.” Or, “When are you going to cook some more Roman food?” He does help with the dishes.I just wanted to point out that I'm also there for the math.
One ancient Roman recipe I’ve made twice now is conditum paradoxum, from Apicius, the most famous ancient Roman cookbook. Depending on the translation, conditum paradoxum means “marvelous seasoned wine”, “novelty spiced wine”, or “spiced wine surprise”.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Conditum paradoxum addendum
Kristin's finally put up her recipe for conditum paradoxum: