Apicius : A Critical Edition with an Introduction and English Translation

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Apicius is the sole remaining cookery book from the days of the Roman Empire. Though there were many ancient Greek and Latin works concerning food, this collection of recipes is unique. The editors suggest that it is a survival from many such collections maintained by working cooks and that the attribution to Apicius the man (a real-life Roman noble of the 2nd century AD), is a mere literary convention. There have been many English translations of this work (and, abroad, some important academic editions) but none reliable since 1958 (Flower and Rosenbaum). In any case, this edition and translation has revisited all surviving manuscripts in Europe and the USA and proposes many new readings and interpretations. The great quality of this editorial team is while the Latin scholarship is supplied by Chris Grocock, Sally Grainger contributes a lifetime s experience in the practical cookery of adaptations of the recipes in this text. This supplies a wholly new angle from which to verify the textual and editorial suggestions."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 175.26 x 243.84 x 38.1mm | 975.22g
  • Blackawton, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 12 b/w illus.
  • 1903018137
  • 9781903018132
  • 357,985

About Apicius

Marcus Gavius Apicius was a Roman gourmet and lover of refined luxury who lived circa the 1st Century AD, during the reign of Tiberius.show more

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I warmly recommend it to all readers with an interest in food history, both theoretical and practical.'--Alexandra Grigorieva"Gastronomica" (01/01/0001)show more
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