Early Romans enjoyed many foods that are still popular in Italy today, including bread, olives, cheese, fish, shellfish and wine. But some staples of modern Italian cuisine, like pasta, were unknown at this time.
Ancient Romans made laganum, thin sheets of dough that may have been a forerunner of lasagna. But laganum was likely fried, rather than boiled, as pasta is today. The first clear evidence of boiled noodles in Italy dates to the early Middle Ages.
(via Basic Veggie Lasagna with Homemade Noodles)
Bottled History by Commoner
“Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today” (watch video).
Anonymous asked: Do you have a job?
No I’m a student (does that count?) but I just had 2 interviews for summer work!