A Curious History of Food and Drink.
by [Food & Drink History] Crofton, Ian.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author addresses the curious history of where noodles came from, how Worcester Sauce was invented, and even who the "Cucumber King of Burma" was. Beginning with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, through to the dangerous blowfish enjoyed in contemporary Japan, this book reveals the bizarre origins of the food and drink consumed throughout history. From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed by the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the unusual uses of licorice (once a treatment for sore feet), Ian Crofton makes use of original sources--including journals, cookbooks and manuals--to reveal the bizarre, entertaining and informative stories behind the delicacies enjoyed by our ancestors.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 25663