Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Firstly, I would like to thank you for reading.
Secondly, I will tell you who "I" is. "I" represents the entire Classics club at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We are enthusiastic students and faculty with a taste for adventure. We love what we do, we love what we learn.
We also love food.
In order to torture ourselves as well as expand our culinary minds, we have elected to do an experiment. Lately certain films may lead you to believe that we are attempting a "Julie & Julia" remake. Well, in some ways, this is true. We will be testing classic Roman recipes such as those recorded by Apicius. We will make selections from each section of whatever book we choose to use (there are several out there, but the we will be taking most of our recipes from "Around the Roman Table" by Patrick Faas).
When you look at these recipes, they seem a bit intimidating. I'll give you an example of two ingredients required for a few recipes:
Whether or not we attempt to recreate these recipes relies entirely on the availability of the ingredients specified. Of the recipes we can find ingredients for, we will then pick the most interesting of the bunch. We will record our progress from shopping for said ingredients, preparing the meal, and (most importantly, the final verdict) tasting.
We will write detailed posts about our experiences, but also make a succinct breakdown of the recipe and our opinion at the end of each post.
Our first recipe will be coming very soon!