Today is the Ides of March; it is the day on which Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C., the day on which Rome celebrated the Feast of Anna Peranna, and the day on which I reveal some top-secret Pass the Garum plans. For the next two weeks I'll be working in conjunction with The Podcast History of Our World, a witty and informative run through of mankind's top moments. I'll be cooking up some companion foods for episodes on the Persians, providing a taste of the past for those who wish to try them out.
I cannot recommend this podcast enough, so if you get the chance, make sure to have a listen. Last week's episode on Cyrus the Great is the perfect place to start if you're after some background information on the Persian people.