By Ian Crofton
Ever puzzled the place noodles got here from? How Worcester Sauce was once 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 historical past of foods and drinks finds the unusual origins of the food and drinks ate up all through background.
From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed via the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the bizarre makes use of of liquorice (once a therapy for sore ft) - Ian Crofton uses unique resources - together with journals, cookbooks and manuals - to bare the weird, wonderful and informative tales in the back of the food loved by way of our ancestors.
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A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton