Honorable Lady Fina MacGrioghair

SCA Name: Honorable Lady Fina MacGrioghair

SCA location: An Tir

Bio: I have been in the SCA for over 20 years. My primary passion is the study of medieval culinary arts with a focus on Roman culinary practices and diet. Other interests include scribal arts, jewelry, fiber arts, heraldry, and service.

Class 1 title: Food and festivals of the Roman Empire

Class 1 description: The goal of this class is to provide an overview of Roman festivals and the foods if any that may be directly associated with them will discuss food in the context of holiday celebration and perhaps even talk about some recipes that might be able to be recreated

Class 1 length: 110 minutes

Class 2 title: The Archaeology of the Roman Diet

Class 2 description: This is a lecture class focusing on how recent archaeological finds have changed our understanding of the Roman diet. The class will focus on recent archaeological digs at the port cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It will discuss how new finds and methods are being used to re-examine the traditional viewpoint of the diet of the average citizen and reach towards a better understanding of the diets of these members of the Roman population. If time allows, we will discuss how the information discussed in the class might be useful to look at the Culinary practices of a middle class family

Class 2 length: 110 minutes

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