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How did people eat in ancient Rome? Roman silverware and dishes

By |2018-04-25T09:06:28+00:00August 31st, 2017|Food, Romans, Science|

Spoons made out of bronze and animal bone from ancient Rome Most people in ancient Rome ate most of their food with spoons. A lot of it was soups and porridge. The spoons in this picture are made of bronze and bone. But a lot of Roman spoons were made of wood. Fancy rich people [...]

Roman kitchens – houses in ancient Rome

By |2018-04-24T23:37:49+00:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Roman cooking braziers - Picture thanks to VROMA Poor Romans in the countryside most often lived with their whole family in one room of a small apartment building. So they didn't have a separate kitchen. Instead, they cooked over a small fire or on a charcoal brazier, either in the courtyard or in their room (if [...]

What is a brazier? Heating and Cooking

By |2018-04-24T08:21:21+00:00May 25th, 2017|Food, Science|

Brazier (Picture thanks to VROMA) A brazier (BRAYS-yer) is a kind of portable grill, usually made out of clay but sometimes out of bronze or iron, which held charcoal or wood fires. You used it to heat your apartment, or to cook on. The modern equivalent would be a little hibachi. On a [...]