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April 4, 2016 at 5:15 am #838
Today is the start of a week-long celebration, the Ludi Megalenses, in honour of Magna Mater. Traditionally feasting was a significant part of this festival! Sadly we cannot all feast together as a community in person. But we can feast together using our eyes and words! With this in mind, I formally announce the start of a cooking contest!
This cooking contest will run from April 4 – April 9th.
The prize is 50 denarii which I pledge from my account.
Procula Valeria and I will be judging the contest. There will be equal points awarded in four categories:
II) Historical Reference
III) Description of taste – it does not have to taste good, points awarded for the quality of the description!
III) Ingredients / Receipe
You must cook a Roman themed dish. It can be from a historical recipe or historically plausible Roman recipe.
You submit entries to myself (Publius Iunius Brutus) or by replying to this message. Entries must contain the following information:
I) Name or Roman Name
II) Name of dish
III) Original photograph of dish
IV) Notes on the historical inspiration for dish
V) Description of the taste
For inspiration and as an example I have posted an example of a recipe I cooked a few days ago:quote :
Good luck and happy cooking! Don’t forget to add your photos to the album as well at: http://romanrepublic.org/photoalbum/index.php
P. Iunius BrutisApril 6, 2016 at 8:33 am #3946
I, of course, am very excited about this contest!
At first, I was unsure of the laws in Italy with regard to me posting (long story short, because of laws regarding future restaurant businesses, I was not sure if I could post recipes and other details publicly – but I am, in fact, allowed to). So, therefore, here is my submission!
C Cassia LonginaApril 6, 2016 at 9:16 am #3947
Oh well, great! Cassia, you’re not gonna make this easy, I see, LOL!
(Triarius runs off to the kitchen to get the bourbon and make that apple-vanilla drink thingy! WOOHOO!…)April 6, 2016 at 8:32 pm #3964
Do tell me if you like it, Triarius!
I found it to be certainly great for a chilly night!April 7, 2016 at 6:09 am #3970
Anonymousquote Lucius Vitellius Triarius:
Mixed drinks involve perfectly legitimate recipes, and with most good cooking, tasting and improvisation are key! 😉April 7, 2016 at 8:56 am #3972
Anonymousquote Gaia Cassia Longina:
Coming from one of the whisky "capitals" of the US, I can without a doubt say that ANYTHING with bourbon is great for ANY night, LOL!
I haven’t made it yet. I have to go to the store and get some vanilla this morning. The pantry "DONE ME WRONG!" (It’s a Carthagenian pantry, so…)
It is unseasonably cold in Tennessee today. There was frost on the windows. It is a perfect time to initiate research into apples, vanilla and bourbon!April 7, 2016 at 11:41 am #3974
It took me a while to tweak the recipe to make it just close enough to the Roman spiced wine and have it taste good!April 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm #3990
Anonymousquote Publius Iunius Brutus:
Last call for submissions!
Award 50 denarii!
Post all submissions in this thread or send me a private message!
BrutusApril 11, 2016 at 6:02 am #4001
After discussing the submissions with Valeria the winner of the first Roman Republic cooking contest is Lucia Hostilia Scaura! Congratulations! Your meal looks delicious! You did Apicius proud!
Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry, and a thank you to Valeria for assisting in the very difficult job of judging the entries! They all looked so good!
Hostilia, 50 denarii will be transferred to your account, and recognition of your victory will be added to your profile!
See the winning submission below:quote :
BrutusApril 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm #4006
As a mater of fact beets are one of my favorite dishes either pickled, served fresh, or in a salad. I note that the beets in your photo were not alone on the plate. What were the orange and white accompaniments? Could they have been peaches and pears, or oranges and apples? I am curious, as I should like to try the dish this coming summer.
Marcus AudensApril 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm #4009
Anonymousquote Marcus Minucius Audens:
Thank you Valeria and Brutus! I’m honoured!
Audens, I love beets too! Make the recipe and let me know what you think! I was pleasantly surprised.
Those other colors are beets as well. Wild beets actually come in several different colors. The red colored beet is the most common today because of selective agricultural breeding practices. There is some evidence that the Romans would have had more colorful beets (white, yellow, and red). This is because selective farming had not yet made red the dominant color used in cooking. I choose an assortment of colored beets in order to reflect how this dish may have originally appeared in antiquity. I think it looks more appealing. Maybe Apicius would agree?
HostiliaApril 13, 2016 at 3:23 am #4027
Congrats to Hostilia! Your feast looks stunning! A magnificent first ludi victory for Factio Albata! 😀
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