I have been researching a second book and decided it needed a new diet. The first century Palestinian diet was a fascinating experience and it greatly helped me prepare the book, The Food and Feasts of Jesus. I learned a diet from the time of Jesus could be quite healthy and tasty. This time, I think I want to try a diet made from the foods of both ancient Greece and Rome. There is more written about these two ancient food cultures and the cuisine was not all that much different than the food from the Middle East. This time, I will not have to eat just foods from an ancient kosher menu but will be able to branch out and try new culinary experiences.
This is my thinking. Let me know if you agree that it will be a fascinating six-month experience. In the meantime, do check out the book, The Food and Feasts of Jesus, Inside the World of First-Century Fare: http://www.amazon.com/The-Food-Feasts-Jesus-Religion/dp/144221290X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365807104&sr=8-1&keywords=the+food+and+feasts+of+jesus