Category Archives: Alexander the Great

Provisioning Rome with Grain – And the Workers must eat, Too!

Rachel Laudan has put up a most interesting blog on food production and distribution in ancient times, focusing on the problems of provisioning Rome; she says > Provisioning Rome, one of the world’s largest cities, if not the largest with … Continue reading

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The Sweet Dates and Bitter Olives of Siwa Oasis (Libyan Desert)

Siwa, the Oasis of Jupiter Amon: Recipes – found at the end of this blog: Spice Braised Chicken with Dates and Almonds Rice with almonds and dates (Ruz bil-loz wa bil-tamar) Brined Fresh Olives Some of my fondest memories of living and … Continue reading

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Posted in Alexander the Great, Cuisine, Food, Great Western Desert, History-Ancient, Libyan border, Macedonian conqueror, Middle East, Olive orchards, Recipes, Temple of Jupiter Ammon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments