Feast of Sorrow

Feast of Sorrow

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King's seminal debut features the man who inspired the world's oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure. Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius' help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius' household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
ISBN: 9781504797559
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon
OverDrive, Inc

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A sumptuous feast of a novel told from the perspective of Thrasius, a kitchen slave in Ancient Rome. The recipes included are some of the oldest surviving examples of ancient cuisine. Perfect for fans of food and history. Suggested by Lindsey


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