Interesting facts #11 “The Story of Cheese and Honey”

By July 14, 2021April 6th, 2022Interesting Facts
The combination of these two delicious foods began around A.D. 14-37 with a Roman gourmand named Marcus Gavius Apicius.
Throughout the ages, the name Apicius has been associated with luxury and gluttony and just happens to be the title of the oldest collection of recipes from ancient Rome.

Although the many legends surrounding the life of Apicius, history seems to agree that his extravagant menus were regarded as high art, and his parties were lavish banquets often lasting for days on end. As well known, feasting was a significant part of Roman society, and honey was a delicacy reserved for only the elite. Apicius included honey in many of his recipes, it kept the food fresh and moist, and it could also mask the taste of spoilage in the days before refrigeration.

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