The Classical Cookbook is the first to explore the daily culture of the Mediterranean through the center of its social life: food and drink. Combining narrative texts and recipes, authors Dalby and Grainger draw on a mass of fascinating resources to describe household life for different social groups and occasions. Each chapter provides a historical outline, with translations of the original recipes followed by versions for the modern cook. The Classical Cookbook is illustrated throughout with delightful scenes of food, hunters, and revelers from wall paintings, mosaics, and Greek vases. And the array of delicacies, from "Sweet Wine Scones" and "Chicken Stuffed with Olives" to "Honey Nut Cake" and "Olive Relish" to "Liver Oxyrhynchus" and "Bream in Cheese and Oil" and "Sweet Cheesecake" and "Parthian Chicken" are sure to tempt any gourmet.Dalby, Andrew is the author of 'Classical Cookbook' with ISBN 9780892363940 and ISBN 0892363940.