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Roman recipes:
Upper Classes, sorted by course

Woman in Roman kitchen - facing rightThe Roman upper classes were noted for their variety of foods and recipes and on this page is a listing of the recipes we have on our site. Reading through these recipes and then, perhaps, trying them yourself, will allow you to get a flavour of Roman cooking.

Some of these ancient recipes are mouth-watering. Some are unusual and some are, well, really cringeworthy...

Appetisers (Gustatio)

Main courses (Primae Mensae)

Accompaniments to the main course
(Some of these may also be used as a first course)

Desserts (Secundae)



Breads and Cakes and Pastries



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