Salad Days

 Photo by The Curated Feast

Photo by The Curated Feast

Ancient Roman Salad Days. 

The Romans and ancient Greeks were the first to eat mixed greens with dressing. One of the oldest Roman salad recipes is from writer Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella in about 40 A.D. It goes like this:

Put savory in the mortar with mint, rue, coriander, parsley, sliced leek, or, if it is not available, onion, lettuce and rocket leaves, green thyme, or catmint. Also pennyroyal and salted fresh cheese. This is all crushed together. Stir in a little peppered vinegar. Put this mixture on a plate and pour oil over it. 

Compared many strange ancient recipes, this one sounds pretty great and simple!! Who wants to try? [And I’m still going through all the amazing photos from the @thefeedfeed & @earthboundfarm event last week. So many amazing moments! Thank you again @kevmasse for hosting!]

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