New Food History Video Series! (Trailer)

Need something to watch while quarantined? I’ve posted on this blog before about my ancient food history web show, From Eggs to Apples, which I’ve been working on with dietician Fiorella DiCarlo. I’m excited to share the trailer for the series and announce that it’s finally going to be released soon.

Five episodes, five ancient civilizations, a whole lot of weird and fascinating recipes. GET READY. More information below!

Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo and educator, history and ancient food buff Andrew Coletti revisit ancient cuisines to find food cures for the modern world in their new video series “From Eggs to Apples: Ancient Recipes, Modern Kitchen.” Fiorella and Andrew recreate the signature dishes of ancient civilizations and explore the food and nutrition “from eggs to apples,” or as the Romans would say, “from the beginning to the end.”

Each episode features an ancient civilization, including Ancient Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Aztec Empire. Andrew uses his history and food background to delve deep into the ancient recipes and customs of the past, while Fiorella explores the ancient food remedies that apply to the past and present. Featured recipes include Babylonian and Assyrian-style Beef Stew, Peach Patina and Dulciarae, or honeyed dates, from Ancient Rome.

Special thanks to Kevin Schreck for editing and shooting, Huỳnh Nguyễn Tường Băng for the awesome logo/title screen design, and Ismail Butera for original music [featured in the episodes but not this trailer], and funding provided by the estate of Bill Mullen via The Mullen Fund.

Updates: Ancient Music, and an Ancient Greek Poetry Article on Medium

If you follow me on social media (@passtheflamingo), you might be aware that I’m still working on a series of food history videos (release date TBA). I’m excited to announce that each video will feature original music by Ismail Butera, based on the instrumentation of the five ancient civilizations featured in the series (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the technically-not-ancient Aztecs).

In the meantime, I’ve decided to start using Medium as a….medium? for my short-form writing ideas that don’t quite belong on this blog. I just published an article about Archilochus, my favorite Ancient Greek poet, whose diss tracks were the stuff of legend (I’ve also referenced him on this blog in the past, when I quoted him in my article about maza, Ancient Greek roasted barley flour).

Check it out here, and stay tuned for further updates!