Conqueror’s Kitchen is back, and a brand-new recipe is available for those who want to experience the life (and diet) of a gladiator in Conqueror’s Blade: Colosseum.

Pliny the Elder wrote that Roman gladiators were nicknamed ‘hordearii’ or ‘barley-men’ for their high intake of grain compared to the general population, which kept them fighting fit.

To survive the chaotic 6v6 battles of the Colosseum, you need to make sure you’re well-fed and ready to fight! Our Community Manager, Bluntcast, has put together an instructional video on how to cook your own gladiator grub, just like the Ancient Roman fighters themselves may have chowed down on.

For this recipe, you’ll need one pot, about an hour, and to raid your pantry for the following ingredients:

  • 75g dried fava beans
  • 85g barley (hulled)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 750ml of water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 0.75tsp salt

Check out the video below, and tuck into an authentic ‘puls’ or porridge!

In the mood for more era-appropriate grub? Check out Conqueror’s Kitchen: Paragon Pasties, and create your very own 15th-century French-inspired dish!