Many items introduced by the Romans are still part of our staple diets. These items include apples, asparagus, turnips, garlic, cabbage, celery, onions, leeks, cucumbers, artichokes, figs, sweet chestnuts, cherries and plums. Who would have thought it?!
And the Roman cuisine was certainly a lot more elaborate and tasty. Herbs and spices, previously unknown in Britain, were introduced, including mint, coriander, rosemary, radish and garlic.