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A termopolium (Latin for hot food counter) was recently discovered in the ruins of Pompeii in an area not yet open the public. On the front of the food stand brightly colored frescoes (shown above) depict some of the animals used in the food once sold there, including duck and chicken. Archaeologists also found traces of nearly 2,000-year-old food in terra cotta jars at the site, which had previously been buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The Pompeii Street Food Cookbook is sure to follow soon. Stay tuned.
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A choice quote: "We pride ourselves on serving bland, lukewarm food to distract you from the crushing existential dread that accompanies ending a relationship with someone you don’t particularly like but have kept around for seven months too long so that you wouldn’t be utterly alone."
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