A Curious History of Food and Drink

A Curious History of Food and Drink

Ian Crofton


Ever questioned 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 harmful blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious background of nutrition and Drink finds the weird origins of the food and drinks ate up all through history.
From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed by means of the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the bizarre makes use of of licorice (once a remedy for sore feet), Ian Crofton uses unique sources--including journals, cookbooks and manuals--to exhibit the weird, unique and informative tales at the back of the cuisine loved by means of our ancestors.

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