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Vocabulary: Learn the Words You'll Need for the Pompeii Food and Drink Project

scavi The excavation site
gustatio an hors d'oeuvre, often an egg dish, vegetables raw and cooked, including asparagus, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, endive, radishes, and cucumber
primae mensae The main course consisted of roast and boiled meat, poultry, game served with highly spiced sauce to help conceal the taste of food that was not fresh and to show off the wealth of a host who could afford costly seasonings.
thermopolium L-shaped bars with inset jars to hold food and keep it warm. A type of fast-food restaurant. thermopolium
Some Cooking Utensils
  • pultarius
  • caccabus
  • padella
  • patina
  • angulis
  • stew pot
  • pot for simmering
  • a shallow pan
  • a circular or oval dish
  • a square pan
in the kitchen, Julius Polybius house
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