A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton

By Ian Crofton

Ever questioned the place noodles got here from? How Worcester Sauce was once invented? or perhaps who the 'Cucumber King of Burma' used to be? starting with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, via to the harmful blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious background of foods and drinks unearths the weird origins of the food and drinks fed on all through heritage.

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

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