Aquaculture is the fastest growing form of food production in the world, and in Ancient Rome, keeping fish was always preferred to catching it. Here are some examples of what agriculture writer Columella suggests feeding your ancient Roman fish, from our latest Roundtable blog:
1. “green fruit of the apple-kind”
2. “new cheese or curds out of the milk-pail”
3. “rotten sardines”
4. “all the garbage of salted fish, which are swept out of fishmongers shops”
Fish love apples! And other fish!
“The Mastery of Fish” (LQ Roundtable)