Ancient Romans dining

It is probably hard to imagine, but the ancient Romans cooking was really different from today’s. In fact, simple food of our daily diet did not exist. Let’s just think to tea, coffee or sugar. Pasta, tomatoes, rise, potatoes and spirits were absolutely unknown. But what did ancient Romans eat? What was their diet? On what kind of food was it based? How did they cook their dishes?

Let’s discover together curiosities, temptations and secrets that made famous our ancestor’s banquets.




The food of the ancient Romans



The chef ‘s secrets


The triclinium, central part of banquets



Food habits



Sauces and dressings