The gastronomic culture of the Syracusans

The Greek philosopher Plato harshly reproached the Syracusans for devoting themselves too much to the pleasures of dining and banquets.
Sources also tell of a chef from Syracuse, called Mikhetos, who was the author of the first treatise on Western cuisine and even the founder of a sort of hospitality school, attended by some chefs from that period.
Some objects of antiquity, such as spoons, cups and pottery, on display at the “Paolo Orsi” Archaeological Museum in Syracuse, reveal this aspect of the daily life of the Siceliotes, which is still echoed in modern customs today!
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