With the patronage of cultural institutes:
Italian Academy of Historical Gastronomy
Italian Academy of Cooking
How to discover Pompeii in a fun way?
How children can explore History?
How to know ancient life to better understand the present reality?
Finally there is the way: a fresh print book!
Asellina’s tavern (edited by La Medusa) is a historical novel for all ages, from 9 to 99 years old.
Let’s imagine that we are the masters of the time and go backward to find ourselves on the slopes of Vesuvius, in Pompeii, Roman empire. Year 69 d. C.
As soon as we arrive, we meet a mother investigating mysterious facts with her three children. She’s Asellina, a woman who really existed in the past, who ran a tavern right in the center of the city. Archaeologists found on the counter the service required for the tavern activity: jugs, bowls, boilies, a boiler and then a large bronze lamp hanging in the center of the vault. Even the collection of the day: 683 sesterzi.
The place is still open today in the archaeological site of Pompeii.
But how was Asellina’s daily life? And what aboit other inhabitants of Pompeii? The novel Asellina’s tavern describes everything with historical precision and leads us to the discovery of hopes, games, sympathies and mysteries of the past.
But it’s not enough! Following the aromas of Asellina’s cuisine, we explore Pompeii’s civilization from truly captivating ponints of view.
The recipes contained in the books are related to adventurous episodes, proposing a journey through important topics such as equality, peaceful coexistence, freedom, justice, globalization.
Page after page, a constant beat, until the discovery of the “culprit”.
In the last part there are also the recipes of the ancient kitchen of Pompeii, easy to prepare today, finding a way to nourish natural and tasty.
Asellina’s tavern is a thrilling dive into History, to find out that it’s not a sterile discipline, but the wonderful story of the flow of life.