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It is impossible to avoid the past in Rome; indeed, the past is why so many people come to Rome. If you’re interested in the history of food, though, there’s been nothing to see since the pasta museum shut its doors, aside from a few restaurants resting on their laurels. A new museum, at the bottom of the Palatine Hill and facing the chariot-racing stadium, has put food history back on the tourist map. I was very fortunate to get a guided tour from the director, Matteo Ghirighini, a few days before Garum, as it is called, opened its doors to the public. I learned so much, including the French origins of a Roman street food and the most convincing origin story yet for perhaps the most contentious pasta dish.
- The museum’s website is packed with information about the place and a growing list of food history stories.
- Transcript right here.
- All photos by me.
I mentioned this over on Mastodon at the appdot.net server: appdot.net/@bazbt3/108232…
Ex-ADNers are arriving on Mastodon in dribs and drabs and old abandoned accounts are springing to life again. Do you have an account or are you maybe *considering* it?
“Garum” had me confused for a moment, thanks for that, for making the word *memorable*. :)