The "Journey of Food" Documentary Series - Episode 3: Melting Pot

The third episode begins with the emergence of a new religion; its existence is linked with both poverty and food: Christianity. New evidence from archaeologists, historians and biologists show us what men, women and children in the Byzantine Empire ate, how they lived and how they died. From the excavations at the Port of Theodosius in Constantinople to fasting at the monasteries of Mount Athos and from the great famine in Cappadocia of Saint Basil the Great to the appearance of the first forks at the aristocratic tables of Venice, we discover that the Byzantine Empire was a cauldron, where more and more techniques, ingredients and flavors were blended.