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Feast of Sorrow, by Crystal King

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome - Crystal King

In Feast of Sorrow, Crystal King takes the few known historical details about the life of patrician Marcus Gavius Apicius and the cookbook named after him to create a captivating look into high Roman society in the first century CE. Through the eyes of Thrasius, Apicius’ enslaved cook, we see decades of political wrangling and lots and lots of cooking. Feast of Sorrow is deliciously rich in period detail—though I think I’ll hold off on making some of the provided recipes as I’m not all that fond of dormouse...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from Edeweiss for review consideration.