Marcus Garvius Apicius, “Apicius: Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome”, First century AD. is among the oldest cookbooks in the world. “Apicius Chicken and Veggies Bowl” is shown in the photograph above. Elizabeth Andoh, “San Shoku Donduri (Three Color Rice Bowl) was the topic of an earlier blog post. “Three Color Rice Bowl (三食そぼろ丼) is a chicken dish of the Oriental; in contrast, to the Occidental “Chicken and Vegetables Bowl” of Marcus Garvius Apicius. Elizabeth Andoh, in her writing discusses the Oriental concepts of culinary art. In contrast, Marcus Gavius Apicius, “Apicius: Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome”, 1st century AD as the oldest cookbook in the Western world is the origin of a different culinary tradition.
Secular printed books began in 1472 in Europe; and, the first print version of Marcus Gavius Apicius, “Apicius: Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome”, was 1483 AD in the Latin-language. The first non-Latin, language edition was printed in the 19th century AD; and, the first English-language version was printed in 1936 AD. I choose, the chicken bowl of Apicius, as a dish eaten by hand without “eating utensils” in the preferred habits of Ancient Rome. Similarly, the Ancient Japanese ate without “chopsticks” as eating utensils for rice bowls of chicken.
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