Andrew Dalby is a historian and linguist, who has published a number of biographies of classical figures, including Homer, Bacchus and Venus. He has also written on the social history of languages and food history, including the acclaimed book Siren Feasts: a history of food and gastronomy in Greece (1996), which won the Runciman Prize, and has produced numerous academic papers.
Andrew Dalby is a classics scholar, linguist, and food historian. He is the author ofVenus: A Biography(Getty Publications, 2005) andDangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices(University of California Press, 2000). Sally Grainger is a former professional chef and a food historian specializing in ancient baking techniques. She is the author ofCooking Apicius: Roman Recipes for Today(Prospect Books, 2006).