Do you love food?
Do you love Steampunk?
You’re in the right place!
Here’s one of the recipes from our upcoming Steampunk Cookbook!
Tybaris: A brilliantly obscure ancient Roman recipe, loved by Victorians
The Victorians shared so many things with the ancient Romans: A love of new technology, a desire to conquer the world, and really, really long dinners. I think we can all learn from the famous Latin quote:
“Pone cetera apri in linteo tuo domum ferre.” –roughly translated, that is “Put the rest of that boar in your napkin to bring home”, or, as we’d say today, “If there’s any food left over, get out of my way, because I’m taking it home.
Here’s another recipe hailing back from the Roman Empire. This quick pickle makes a healthy snack and is a great way to use up the leftover celery from your last batch of buffalo wings.
Even today, the British speak of “Pickle”, by which they mean, “Everything that you can pickle, might have pickled, or might decide to pickle eventually.”
Yield: 4 servings
Skill level: 1
1 head celery
½ cup/125 ml white wine vinegar
½ cup/125 ml dry white wine
Wash the celery and then chop into thin sections.
Add the chopped celery to a pan along with the white wine and white wine vinegar.
Bring to the boil and then simmer gently until the celery is tender.
Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Allow to cool completely before serving