How to bake a 2,000-year-old loaf of bread (VIDEO)

This Roman bread recipe is for hardcore bakers!

There is something so relaxing about watching someone make bread, especially if they are a world class chef like Giorgio Locatelli, who owns and runs the famous London restaturant Locanda Locatelli. Watch how Locatelli tries to recreate an authentic Roman bread just like the one that was uncovered from the ruins of a bakery in Herculaneum (Naples, Italy today) during an architectural dig in 1930. The volcano Vesuvius destroyed the town in 79 AD, while the bread was still in the oven.

There is nothing like the aroma of fresh-baked bread to create warmth in a home, and your family will love you forever. You can see the exact recipe for the authentic Roman bread here. But of course, it doesn’t have to take 2,000 years to make it. Try this recipe for homemade sourdough bread in just 20 minutes! Either way, get the butter ready …

Cynthia Dermody
Cynthia Dermody
Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Dermody has been a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and websites for 20 years. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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