Maybe you ate a bit too much over Thanksgiving, so here is how we made Ancient Roman Vermouth, from a 2000 year old recipe recorded by Apicius in De Re Coquinaria, guaranteed to solve any over eating woes.
This is the story about how one night my best friend Peter and I decided to make this ancient after dinner drink to impress our Spanish friend Matias, who loves a good Vermouth. To do it right we had the recipe translated from the original Latin to English, then spoke with sommeliers and anthropologists to find out what type of wine and herbs they might have been using that we could use today. Finally the only thing left was to put it all together and hopefully not go blind in the process.
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