Rome’s Fifth-Quarter Meats

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  When I first heard the phrase "fifth quarter meats," I asked: What are fifth quarter meats, and how can you get five out of four? The answer to this latter question illuminates the history of Rome’s unique style of cooking. The first quarter of a butchered animal was given to the nobles, the second to the priests, the third to the rich, and the fourth to the army. The rest of the Romans ... Read Full Article