A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton

By Ian Crofton

Ever puzzled the place noodles got here from? How Worcester Sauce used to be invented? or maybe who the 'Cucumber King of Burma' was once? starting with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, via to the damaging blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious heritage of foods and drinks unearths the unusual origins of the foods and drinks ate up all through background.

From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed via the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the weird makes use of of liquorice (once a therapy for sore ft) - Ian Crofton uses unique resources - together with journals, cookbooks and manuals - to bare the weird, wonderful and informative tales in the back of the food loved through our ancestors.

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