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The Roman general Lucius Licinius Lucullus (117-57 BC) was praetor, administrator of the province of North Africa and consul. In the third Mithridatic War he was commander from 74 to 72 BC. And then was replaced by Pompey (106-48 BC). From this campaign he took cherry trees from Asia Minor to Rome, thereby introducing this fruit, which was previously unknown in Europe. Literally, its sumptuous and sumptuous feasts have been made with exquisite and fancy wines and dishes prepared by eight cooks (sumptuous meal), attended by scholars, philosophers and artists. Lucullus especially appreciated the wine from Savoy. He is considered the patron saint of gourmands (not gourmets = gourmets, but multi-eaters). See also below Satyricon,

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