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Food and drink brought to Britain by the Romans

Adam Hart-Davis follows a Roman recipe to create a hamburger and talks about the foods that the Romans introduced to Britain such as turnips, apples, pears, celery, carrots, asparagus, grapes and wine. The Roman words for these foods are also shown. Adam recreates the process of making wine using traditional Roman tools. A historian uses real animal body parts to recreate typical Roman food using liver, pig's gut and salmon.

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