Wednesday, 10 April 2019

'Fast food' counter found in Pompeii

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved “fast food” counter at Pompeii. The frescoed counter was found in one of 150 thermopolia, Roman cook-shops, which were discovered in the Regio V area of the city. In ancient Rome, fast food parlors served the poor who could not afford to install kitchens at their homes. Menus typically included coarse bread with salty fish, baked cheese, lentils, and mulled spiced wine.