Friday, March 20, 2009

If the Romans in Britain had 31 Flavors of Ice Cream...

In fact, if the Romans in Britain had ice cream at all, they would have enjoyed apple and cinnamon, cherry and honey flavors. Modern day Britons who live near Vindolanda and Hadrian's Wall can now enjoy Roman Britain Ice Cream from the Doddington Dairy in Northumberland, UK. You can read all about it in A Taste of Roman Times (The Berwick Advertiser newspaper, 18 March 2009) as well as checking out the official Doddington Dairy Roman Britain Ice Cream webpage.

Thanks to the Association for Latin Teaching's outstanding weblog for pointing this one out!

Visit Hadrian's Wall Country to find out even more about Roman Vindolanda. Also see Oxford University's Vindolanda Tablets Online site to view images of the actual Vindolanda Tablets, which were excavated from the Romano-British fort and are referenced in the Berwick article. (Those of you who teach using Minimus will definitely find these pages interesting, as the course is set in Vindolanda.)