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 food and drinks finds the unusual origins of the food and drinks ate up all through historical past.
From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed by means of the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the weird 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 unusual, interesting and informative tales in the back of the food loved by way of our ancestors.
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