The majority of the stories center on his infidelities and the problems that he faces because of prejudice.
The first story, "The Sun, The Moon, The Stars" focuses around Yunior's post college life.
The assignment wasn’t as easy as he’d anticipated, the telegenic chef confesses before whipping up a lovely brown miche that appears far more mouth watering than the carbonized round found in the Herculaneum oven.
His recipe could be mistaken for modern sourdough, but he also has a go at several details that speak to bread’s role in ancient Roman life: Its perimeter has a cord baked in to provide for easy transport home. Those who didn’t buy direct from a bakery took their dough to community ovens, where it was baked for them overnight. This is true of the 80 loaves found in the ovens of the unfortunate baker, Modestus.
Mix for two minutes, add the salt and keep mixing for another three minutes.
Make a round shape with it and leave to rest for one hour.
INGREDIENTS 400g biga acida (sourdough) 12g yeast 18g gluten 24g salt 532g water 405g spelt flour 405g wholemeal flour Melt the yeast into the water and add it into the biga.
Mix and sieve the flours together with the gluten and add to the water mix.For an even more artisanal attempt (and extremely detailed instructions) check out the Artisan Pompeii Miche recipe on the Fresh Loaf bread enthusiast community. via Metafilter/Make Related Content: Cook Real Recipes from Ancient Rome: Ostrich Ragoût, Roast Wild Boar, Nut Tarts & More Animation Gives You a Glimpse of What Life Was Like for Teenagers in Ancient Rome Building The Colosseum: The Icon of Rome Ayun Halliday is an author, illustrator, and Chief Primatologist of the East Village Inky zine.Dating back to the first Commencement in 1769, the Board of Fellows of the Brown Corporation has bestowed honorary degrees upon individuals of distinction and accomplishment, recognizing their leadership and contribution to society in many fields and disciplines.Granius Verus.’ To me, this suggests the possibility that the bread was found in a communal oven.Locatelli also introduces a Flintstonian vision when he alludes to specially-devised labor saving machines to which Roman bakers yoked “animals,” presumably donkeys…or knowing the Romans and their class system, slaves. Here is a conversion chart for those unfamiliar with metric measurements.Ecce panis---try your hand at the kind of loaf that Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man might have sunk his teeth into. In 1930 a loaf of bread dating to AD 79 (the year Vesuvius claimed two prosperous Roman towns) was excavated from the site of a bakery in Herculaneum.