By Ian Crofton
Ever puzzled the place noodles got here from? How Worcester Sauce used to be 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 damaging blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious heritage of foods and drinks unearths the weird origins of the foods and drinks ate up 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 remedy for sore ft) - Ian Crofton uses unique assets - together with journals, cookbooks and manuals - to bare the weird, exciting and informative tales in the back of the food loved by means of our ancestors.
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