This is such a fascinating read, I had to share it with you. I just love archaeology and the incredible finds.
The discovery of a Roman pottery dump near Naples has revealed that the Romans used non-stick pans. Archaeologists unearthed fragments of pots with a thick, red, slippery coating (pictured), which are thought to have been used to cook meaty stews some 2,000 years ago
It was first suggested that the Romans cut down on their washing up by using non-stick pans in a first-century cookbook entitled De Re Coquinaria. A millstone was also found at the site (pictured), perhaps buried as an offering the the gods
By SARAH GRIFFITHS
the Romans used non-stick cookware 2,000 years ago: ‘Cumanae testae’ has slippery coating to stop stews sticking
Fragments of pots with a thick, red, slippery coating unearthed near Naples
Said to be those of Cumanae testae – non-stick pottery used by the Romans
Existence was first seen in a Roman cookbook and has now been proved
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Awesome tidbit–although I shouldn’t be surprised. The Romans were a pragmatic lot, and quite good at modifying things and making them better. 🙂
That they were!As they say, when you’re onto a good thing stick with it and improve 😀
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