How would you spelt that?
The ancient heirloom grain of spelt was significant in the expansion of the Roman Empire. A Roman meat porridge known as "Julian Stew" was made from spelt, ground meat, pepper, fennel seeds, lovage, hard bread, and a wine reduction. This was served as a special treat for Julius Ceasar's soldiers after they conquered the Celtic tribes at Gaul.
The later result of that conquest in Gaul was a blending of language, cultural identities, and cuisines. Importantly, it was the roman-conquered Gauls who realized that wine stored better in oak barrels rather than the ceramics that romans stored their wine in.