From the MIT 2005 Independent Activities Catalog:
Old Food: Ancient and Medieval Cooking
Interested in gnawing on greasy lamb shanks? Perhaps you prefer vetches, oats and spelt-cakes? How about fermented fish sauce? Come join us for an afternoon of good old--and we mean REALLY old--fashioned ancient & medieval cookery. We will prepare, cook, and eat medieval foods from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. Preparations will involve the use of authentic period recipe-books. You are invited to join us for this afternoon of fun and feasting. You may come as late as 5 PM, but as early as 3 PM, if you want to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. For those with more academic interests we will have sources available for your reading pleasure--or horror.