Monday 24 April 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Hades’ Kitchen: Cooking and Eating in Ancient Greece
Dr. Jennifer Knapp, Coordinator of Classical Studies Langara CollegeHades’ Kitchen: Cooking and Eating in Ancient Greece
Please note that as this lecture is part of the Pharos lecture series, it will take place at the Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus Street.
Everybody eats. Food is a necessity, but it is far more than simple nutrition. It can reflect culture, be an expression of identity, and reveal aspects of economics, environments, religious beliefs, and social interactions. This talk will explore how ancient Greeks cooked, what they ate, and discuss the role food played in their society. We will discuss the evidence we use to reconstruct ancient food, and will be introduced to the flavours of 2000 years ago. Join us after the talk for a sampling of ancient Greek food and drink. Καλή όρεξη.