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' was once? starting with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, via to the harmful blowfish loved in modern Japan, A Curious heritage of foods and drinks unearths the unusual origins of the food and drinks ate up all through heritage.
From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed through the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the weird makes use of of liquorice (once a remedy for sore toes) - 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 via our ancestors.
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A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton