Dinner with Socrates: Life, Health and Dining in Ancient Greece - 92Y, New York

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Dinner with Socrates: Life, Health and Dining in Ancient Greece

Francine Segan, author of Philosopher's Kitchen, entertains with tantalizing tales of life in Ancient Greece, including the philosopher's writings on wine, health and even dinner party seating!

Discover the ancient Greek food myths on everything from how Athens got its name to why Zeus punished the honey-bee. Learn about the origins of candles on a birthday cake, flower girls at weddings, throwing a pinch of salt over your shoulder, what the first Olympic athletes ate, and discover the health secrets of Hippocrates, Plato and Socrates. Includes samplings of mouthwatering dishes from antiquity.

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Francine Segan

Francine Segan is the author of six books including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. Her most recent book is Pasta Modern.

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