Posts Tagged "Ancient Rome"


When I think of the process for making garum, I keep getting the ridiculous Dr. Demento song “Fish Heads” in my own head. This is strange, because in Roman times, it is more likely that the heads of various fishes were not indeed used to produce garum. Heads and fillets would have been snapped up by customers in the fish market. Just about any sort of fish would do, from species such as small mullets to sardines, but...

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Veni, vidi, coxi…

Veni, vidi, coxi…


Posted By on Sep 16, 2014

…or in your native tongue, I came, I saw, I cooked. I used to teach Latin at UNM for a few years, yet I never had any reason to know the word for “cook.” Until now, that is. Like so many Latin verbs, coquo refers to just about anything you might do in the kitchen (at least with preparing food, I mean—get your mind out of the gutter!), so it refers to cooking, baking, roasting, frying, boiling, steeping,...

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