Roman meals

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Roman meals

  1. 1. Roman mealsUsually, the Romans used to eat twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, as the doctorsof the day recommended for a healthy life. Only the gourmands ate four times a day. Breakfast was served after sunrise. It was very light and sometimes the Romans didn’t sit down when they had breakfast. It consisted of fruit and bread, water, and sometimes they ate the leftovers of the previous night. Among the things they also had for breakfast I mention milk, olives, eggs, cheese and honey, and for children bread and fats.Lunch was a secondary meal when the Romans ate light food, such as bread and cheese or fish,eggs, meat, vegetables. It was considered rude to have a rich lunch. The philosopher Senecaused to say that he ate only bread and some figs at lunch. Dinner was the main meal of the day. It started at 5 p.m. and it lasted till evening or till night. The main food was puls – some boiled cereals with oil and vegetables. With it they ate vegetables, especially fresh cabbage which they considered to be very healthy, beans, milk, cheese, fruit and wine. They seldom ate meat, especially when they made sacrifices or during holidays. The Romanian team from Drobeta

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