Dinner at the Pompeii takeaway: The empire’s feasting was legendary, but what did ordinary Romans eat?

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As a 16-year-old schoolboy in Bristol, Grant discovered ancient Roman cookery was his hobby. … Grant, 52, author of Roman Cookery: Ancient Recipes for Modern Kitchens, says: “The gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake or the marble sculpture of the god Pan having sex with a she-goat are show-stoppers. But I go straight to the culina, or kitchen, with its equipment such as a colander or the pottery bottle for fish sauce. There are frescos showing a panel of fish, or a loaf of bread and two figs.” …

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