|A Pompeiian Meal in 79 A.D.|
|A Garum |
(Fish Sauce) Jug
and Peach Seed
their various duties at street vendors lining the city's forum. Dinner was the main meal and prepared either at home (usually by slaves—thank goodness we've made some advancements), or picked up at a local thermopolium.
|A Restored Thermopolium in Pompeill |
Looks Much Like Our Fast-Food Restaurants
|Take Out Terra Cotta Dishes|
|Plaster Copy of a Loaf of Bread|
Much of the population lived in small apartments with no kitchen. Some homes were also without kitchens or had very limited ones. With the temperate Italian weather, there were no fireplaces in their homes so they used braziers, a forerunner of the Weber grill.
Although a little more classic and Romanesque in design (why isn't Frontgate using it as inspiration for an ultimate grill?), it was a means of preparing meats and fish while keeping the heat outside the house on hot days.
|The Brazier Grill|
|A Typical Triclinium Reserved for Dining|
|A Serving Dish with Movable Handles|
|Pompeii Before Vesuvius Eruption|
and at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science from Sept. 14, 2012 through January 13, 2013: