Portable and stationary ovens, an ancient barbecue, cooking pots and pans, wine and water jugs, a replica of a produce scale, a cast of a pig, cooking tools, and carbonized food were among the countless items we saw that provided a glimpse into the daily eating habits of Pompeii's residents. I managed to snap a few pics on my phone and wanted to share some. You can read the placards in a few otherwise I've added my own comments in the captions!
|Replica of a produce scale. The 2 metal plates are original.|
Found at a farm on the outskirts of Pompeii
|Millstone made from lava rock|
|Ancient fava beans! Behind the beans|
is carbonized fish paste (blech!)
|For their deliciousness figs (fresh or dried)|
are a valued foodstuff in my belly!
|This bronze skillet is awesome. I want one. It is perfect|
for single portions & the shallow rim is designed for the
food to slide of easily.