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Placenta is a dish from ancient Rome consisting of dough layers interspersed with a mixture of cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. [1 ] [2 ] Cato included a recipe in his . De Agri Cultura Its origin is the traditional [3 ] Ancient Greek thin flat bread or cake, plakous ( Greek: "πλακοῦς"). [4 ] The Roman dish survived into the modern era as the Romanian [5 ] plăcintă cake.
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^ "American Pie". . April–May 2006 American Heritage . Retrieved 2009-07-04. "The Romans refined the recipe, developing a delicacy known as placenta, a sheet of fine flour topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves."
^ . Around the Roman Table University of Chicago Press. 2005. ISBN 0226233472.
^ "Roman Recipes". Temple of Religio Romana . Retrieved 2009-07-04. (includes recipe)
^ placenta, Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, on Perseus
^ πλακοῦς, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus project