23 June 2007

Blame the Ancient Romans...

Now I know who's responsible for my serious burger habit...


Ancient Romans Preferred Fast Food: "

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

June 18, 2007 — Just as a U.S. Presidential state dinner does not reflect how most Americans eat and socialize, researchers think the formal, decadent image of wining and dining in ancient Rome mostly just applied to the elite.

According to archaeologist Penelope Allison of the University of Leicester, the majority of the population consumed food 'on the run.'

Allison excavated an entire neighborhood block in Pompeii, a city frozen in time after the eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D."

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