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 damaging blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious heritage of food and drinks unearths the unusual origins of the foods and drinks fed on all through historical past.
From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed via 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 weird, exciting and informative tales at the back of the food loved by means of our ancestors.
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