Updated 17 April 2016
Toffee Apples and Togas
by Rita Roberts – A Book Review
This is only a small book, partly auto-biographical, packed full of so much living, loves, friendships, all bound together with tales of antiquity and ancient re-enactments.
Rita Roberts concludes this wonderful work with a selection of her favourite Roman and Medieval recipes. In conjunction, she gives an insight into Roman kitchens, cooking practices, and utensils.
The author is a retired archaeologist (a specialist in identifying ancient pottery), antique dealer, teacher, maker, seller of Roman sauces, and a bit player in the television series The Island, the tragic story of inhabitants of the small island of Spinalonga which is a short, pleasant boat trip from Rita’s home on Crete.
Rita Roberts was born in Birmingham in the UK, and now shares her home on the beautiful Greek island of Crete with her partner, John. She has always followed her dreams and age has never been a barrier. I think her mantra is ‘it’s never too late to learn or to follow your dreams’… she is an inspiration.
-Anne Frandi-Coory 17 April 2016
Catch up on Rita’s latest archaeological finds and adventures on her RITA ROBERTS’ BLOG