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The pre-Columbian kitchen thread got me thinking...

What was the prefered method of cooking in Ancient Greece. Was it cooking with oil, boiling or braising?

Atheneaus, you're the resident food anthropologist, do you have info on this?
 

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Very interesting!

The reason I asked this question is that I've been reading conflicting information. One source says that Ancient Greeks predominantly used oil for cooking, and the other says the prefered method was boiling and braising. Maybe both are correct depending on the region and local agriculture.
 

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Thank you Atheneaus!

What I found particularly interesting when reading up on Ancient Greece was the presence of the cook as a professional as early as 500 BCE. Their job was strongly oriented towards the quality of the ingredients, for which they were constantly vigilant. How interesting when thinking of today's food professional. Are things really that different? (well, ideally of course...)
 
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