Good morning! Here we are in Pompei, In our family business. My name is Carmelo Esposito, I’m one of the staff members of this company with more than 50 years of history And here we are presenting the the Ancient Roman Bread. This is Ortolaganus, a kind of bread rich in ingredients, I would even say very rich: With a part of white flour, With red wine, honey, candied fruit, Because the Romans used this bread for their celebrations. I have mixed the dough, with water, flour, and the other ingredients previously mentioned. And then let it rest at room temperature. They used to cut it like this in order to obtain about 8 slices per loaf, In order to to make it easier for people to eat during the celebrations. Doing so They enabled people to eat it without using a knife, because at that time it is assumed there was no cutlery. I would like you to smell this scent that exudes these candied fruits, this wine, It makes me emotional. Now, letís put it in the oven. I sprayed a bit of water on top to give it color when it gets out of the oven. This is Cibarius, Itís a slightly whiter bran bread, because it was mixed with white flour, flax flour, flaxseed, Right for middle class people, Letís say, neither too rich nor too poor. Now letís bake it, letís make the famous cuts I previously mentioned, because for them cutting the bread was a little bit troublesome, So, by the time of processing it was already cut. As you can see on the bread We tried I tried not to make it as good-looking as modern time loaves Just because at that time they were I guess they were rough. This is bran bread, “Less noble” people’s bread, Let’s say the people’s bread, and now letís bake it at about 200°C , Of course, we use a modern oven. I really wanted to say that for all of these loaves there is no yeast, There is a whole base made of flour and water, the traditional Biga or Criscito dough. All of these kinds of bread have been studied, they are not mixtures you can find on the market, they are niche products that you can find in Pompei at Esposito’s bakery, where I will be glad to welcome you. Hope to see you soon, bye-bye!