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Eat Like an Ancient Roman

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
January 31 2019

Something sweet from Ancient Rome.

On Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. we’ll gather to prepare and try an ancient Roman recipe for sweet custard that has been recreated using modern ingredients.  Cost is $3.

Our recipe comes from the only Roman cookbook that has survived from antiquity. De Re Coquinaria (On the Subject of Cooking) was written by Apicius—a nickname for “gourmet.” Nothing is known about “Apicius” other than that the text was written in fourth-century “vulgar” Latin, so perhaps a chef wrote the text.

Before we enjoy the custard [and some Roman cookies], Senior Minister Scott Jones will tell us a bit about the ancient Romans and their connection to the Biblical story and Joyce Wilson will show some examples of their art and architecture.

We can better appreciate ancient Roman culture over a favorite Roman dessert.  Join the fun.