Podcast Interview: Performance Anxiety

A Soundtrack to the Black Dinner with Jay Reifel of Edible History

August 31, 2021

Jay Reifel returns with a menu based on a playlist sent by yours truly. There were no parameters other than to use a minimum of three songs. Jay reached into his historical bag of tricks and came up with a menu based on an event hosted by Roman Emperor Domitian, called The Black Dinner or alternately, The Dinner From Hell. Every course he served was black. In addition, the Senators in attendance didn’t know if they would survive the meal.

Literally. And let’s give a shout out to Apicius!