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' used to be? starting with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, via to the damaging blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious historical past of foods and drinks unearths the unusual origins of the foods and drinks fed on all through background.

From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed through the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the bizarre makes use of of liquorice (once a remedy for sore toes) - Ian Crofton uses unique resources - together with journals, cookbooks and manuals - to bare the unusual, exciting and informative tales in the back of the cuisine loved by means of our ancestors.

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