that is the word for breakfast
in roman

like in roman times
with gladiators and aqueducts

or rather latin
i should say

i' ve been reading about roman cuisine
on the internet
and elsewhere in books
made out of paper

roman cuisine has a lot of charm to it
i see roman culture as the first serious attempt in civilisation to live lavishly and in luxury
and not only the people on top do this but also those in inferior social strata

except the slaves
they get porridge and sewer-rats
if they are lucky

anyway i stumbled upon a description of a meal eaten for breakfast
cooked it up
and it was colossal

crafty use of word intended

let's call it
fried pancake with honey and dates
or google translate it to
cum melle et frixam subcinericius tempora

which doesn't sound right
but what do i know?

authenticity had to be sacrificed
as i did not have anyone to slave at my bidding
i had to prepare and toil to cook up my own breakfast
then i had to clean up afterwards
with my hands
like a lowly serf
a self-serf

also the wheat i used was refined white flour
two millennia ago they would have used something like wholemeal flour

but if for bacchus's sake we imagine that
i ordered my least favorite dark-skinned houseboy to pick out all the fiber-y bits and ground husks from the flour
by hand
with two bits of sticks
for hygiene
we'd be back on track with history

got some flour and
added water and pounding

till a thin dough disc magically appeared

i heated some olive oil in a pan

browned the monster on both sides

drizzled a few teaspoons of honey on top

a sprinkle of chopped dates

garnished with glass of milk

and feasted like a roman domus' pater familia on sunday morning

the photos don't do justice to how tasty this this
the dough fried in olive oil really brings out the sweetness from the honey and dates

the romans didn't have frosties and pop tarts
but they sure knew how to start their day with sugar laden beauties such as this

the rest of the day would then be spent fucking and watching people kill each other

also from google translate:

1 comment:

Josianne said...

aahh andi xeba bzieq ma halqi, homer simpson style..prosit andek blog vera tajjeb :D