Stuffed Dormice...Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Excavations near Whitehall Villa in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, have revealed Roman culinary secrets, including stuffed dormice. 60 students from around the world are spending their summer helping to excavate a Roman village in Northamptonshire, and are making some unusual discoveries and a look into the everyday life of the residents. One of the "finds" was a burned bowl containing the remains of hare stew.

"They also ate dormice - stuffed - and oysters. They loved their oysters," said archaeologist Martin Weaver.

The researchers hope to find more than just recipes. They hope to get some real insight into everyday life in a Roman villa.

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