2,400 year old soup found in tomb and it’s still liquid (shockingly no one has lined up for a taste though) http://bit.ly/fUw3wt
Cook it up @HILOBROW with Jacques Pépin http://hilobrow.com/2010/12/18/jacques-pepin/
Just came across this nice engraving of Chaucer’s Cook in Urry’s 1721 edition of Chaucer (the first edition not printed in black letter or “gothic” style type). Chaucer, and my notion that I should eat every food mentioned in the Canterbury Tales, was the genesis of cruditas, and Chaucer’s cook, and his jakkes of Dover, [...]
A thousand years ago the Aztecs knew something that Norteamericanos are still struggling with, at least once a year: Turkey just isn’t very good. Sure, deck it out with mom’s stuffing, aunt Carol’s squash soup, some candied carrots, a metric ton of mashed potatoes, a couple of pies and plenty of liquor, and it will [...]
Arepera Socialista: food from Wikileaks http://bit.ly/gH3FX0 via @nicolatwilley & @alexismadrigal
This famed “tonic wine” made with cacao and quinine ceased production in 1945.
Of Ginnie or Indian Pepper: Gerard is a little less certain that chile’s newness pose some threat to England, but he does note that it has none of the virtue of Calcutta pepper, damages the liver and other entrails and possibly kills dogs.
If you like men’s fur coats (& who doesn’t?), there are some deals happening right now on Edward Gorey’s collection http://bit.ly/eGfiuD
Since I’m loath to cross the river, I hadn’t heard of Tu y Yo until they recently opened their Needham location – now I wouldn’t normally write about a restaurant, but their array of pre-Columbian delicacies is well worth the mention and the trip: We started out with the miniature grasshopper tacos (Tacos de chapulines) [...]