The Delicious Legacy

The Delicious Legacy

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Ancient Greek and Roman Food


The Delectable Delights of Northern England
Sep 11 • 48 min
What makes a recipe or a particular ingredient to withstand the test of time? What P.G.I and P.D.O. foods can one discover in England?On this episode I tried to explore a few unknown -or at least relatively unknown- ingredients of traditional English…
Grandma Ntinas Food Memories
Aug 14 • 30 min
Back in 2009 I had the idea to record some of my grandmother’s old stories. For posterity reasons, but mainly for me to document some of the so many different stories that she used to tell us since we were kids, and over the years, during the family…
The Culinary Treasures of the Byzantine Empire
Jul 17 • 59 min
The most comprehensive archaeological excavation in Istanbul’s history, took place very recently in the 21st century; a 58.000 square meter area in Yenikapi region. Here was revealed one of the biggest harbours known in the ancient world dating back to…
The Audacious Gourmand Archestratus
Jun 19 • 45 min
History’s first ever gourmand, foodie, hipster of the Ancient Greco-Roman world!The question of Archestratus life story had me puzzled for ages! I wanted to write an episode for a while now, but the more I looked for information about his life and works…
Apicius, Rome’s Most Extravagant Gourmand Pt2
May 16 • 31 min
Welcome to the latest episode of our archaeogastronomical adventures!On this two part podcast, I am honoured to have Andrew Kenrick from University of East Anglia with me, who studied extensively about the Roman cuisine 2000 years ago. Specifically, he…
Apicius, Rome’s Most Extravagant Gourmand Pt1
May 15 • 31 min
Welcome to the latest episode of our archaeogastronomical adventures!On this two part podcast, I am honoured to have Andrew Kenrick from University of East Anglia with me, who studied extensively about the Roman cuisine 2000 years ago. Specifically, he…
The Orthodox Easter Food Traditions
Apr 18 • 27 min
Bonus episode!Eastern Orthodox Easter is the most important date of the religious calendar.And as such is celebrated in style!The Lent lasts 40 days and then follows the Holy Week (another lent period) and the the Easter Sunday celebrations!What is…
Food of Roman Britain
Apr 13 • 31 min
Hope everyone is well in these strange times and keeping safe and healthy!Let’s talk a bit about Roman Britain and how the Romans viewed these mysterious lands…But, before that let’s get some anecdotal accounts from our Mediterranean cousins about…
A Short History of the Sausage
Mar 26 • 26 min
Today, we are gonna talk about…Ancient sausage recipes, cooking techniques and the history of sausage! Everyone’s different, but we all love sausages!Greeks eat it, Italians eat, Germans, Spanish, Polish British, Portuguese …There is, even, a sausage…
The Galvanising Garum
Mar 5 • 28 min
Apparently the first recorded fish sauce was produced by the ancient Greeks of the Black Sea colonies. Clearly the abundant fish resources of the Black Sea played a role in the production of this extremely popular condiment! The sauce we know from…
History of Cheese
Feb 14 • 83 min
Today’s episode is all about cheese!I had the pleasure - and it was such a fun interview- to talk about cheese with Cheesemonger and Author Ned Palmer!A history of cheese. From the first discovery in Neolithic times in Mesopotamia through Europe and…
Interview with Vasilis Chamam
Jan 31 • 62 min
Hello!This is a bonus episode; I had interviewed -a few months back- a chef that I known for a long time and I rate him highly. Relatively “new” in the scene, I find his creations and food fascinating. An amalgamation of the essential Greek and Middle…
My Passion For Ancient Gastronomy
Jan 24 • 5 min
Hello!This is ‘The Delicious Legacy’ Podcast and I’m Thom NtinasThanks for tuning in! This is Episode zero, of sorts! An introduction to how I came about -by accident- cooking these amazing recipes!This is a brand new podcast where we discuss everything…
The Mysterious Herb Sylphium
Jan 17 • 31 min
Hello! I’m Thom Ntinas and I delve into archaeogastronomy for reasons of greed (mainly!) but also curiosity about the foods of our ancestors, and how little or much our taste buds, ingredients and methods have changed, since the dawn of the…
A Personal Culinary Journey to Ancient Gastronomy
Jan 3 • 53 min
This is ‘The Delicious Legacy’ Podcast and I’m Thom Ntinas!The first episode here is a personal journey and an introduction to the world of ancient cooking. Specifically what caught my eye from the foods and ingredients of Ancient Greece and Rome from…