Pompeii

What does 2,000 year old bread taste like?

Experimental archaeologist Farrell Monaco tastes the bread of ancient Rome.
Experimental archaeologist Farrell Monaco gets up close and personal with a loaf of Panis Quadratus, preserved in charcoal after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and recovered from the oven it was placed in some 2,000 years ago. For most people, such artefacts are ‘no touching’. But Farrell tells Emily Thomas she did more than touch...