Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

29.1.07

First, obtain your dormouse ...

You might consider yet another food blog unnecessary, superfluous, pointless; like Queen Elizabeth's resume.

But this one is different. It has an angle: food history. It is a scholarly work with a great deal of interest.

If that is not enough, the Old Foodie (the 'Old' refers to the food) has a companion site with even more arcana and history to graze on in between meals.

Careful. You might waste your whole morning. I did. But it wasn't a waste. Now I know how to make zervelat (sixteenth century) and how to stuff a dormouse (Apicius).

I can't wait to try it.

3 comments:

Selwyn said...

I really like The Food Timeline (http://www.foodtimeline.org/) which shows just when different foods began to be eaten. I definately didn't know marshmallows and liquorice were eaten 2000BC!

neil said...

You'd need to stuff a doormouse - there can't be much meat on one.

kitchen hand said...

That's a great site, Selwyn. I notice it starts with water and ice and finish with fried coca cola ...

Neil, I never really took to quail for the same reason.