Castello di Potentino

Feast with The Old School Kitchen: Etruria

Starts on: Friday, June 28, 2019

Ends on: Sunday, June 30, 2019

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A Culinary Retreat and Feast Exploring Ancient Etruscan Food Culture and Archaeology In The Heart of Tuscany

Join food archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, and vintner, Charlotte Horton, for a weekend Etruscan feast at a palatial Medieval castle hidden in the Tuscan countryside. Explore and indulge in the food history, art, and archaeology of Etruria from 900 BC to the establishment of the Roman Republic in 509 BC. The final night’s proceedings will close with a recreated extravagant and indulgent Etruscan feast, based on the archaeological record, complete with feast servants, appropriate attire (we’ve got you covered…), and live entertainment. June 28 to 30, 2019 – Monte Amiata (Tuscany), Italy. Register now as space is limited!

Farrell Monaco is an archaeologist and food-writer whose research centres on foodways, food preparation, and food-related ceramics in the Roman Mediterranean. Farrell is well known for her experimental archaeology projects where she painstakingly recreates Roman recipes using instruction, ingredients, and technologies sourced from the archaeological, written and pictorial records. Her blog, Tavola Mediterranea, was nominated for a Saveur Blog Award (2018) and her work has been featured on Atlas Obscura, Radio New Zealand, Made in Pompei and the BBC. Farrell’s current research is centred ancient Roman bakeries and breads. She is a member of EXARC, the Archaeological Institute of America, and she sits on the media relations committee of the Society for American Archeology

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