New PDF release: The Curiosities of Food: Or the Dainties and Delicacies of

By Peter Lund Simmonds,P.L. Simmonds,Alan Davidson

ISBN-10: 1580082971

ISBN-13: 9781580082976

initially released in London in 1859, this infrequent treasure of culinary historical past used to be lately dropped at gentle within the award-winning Oxford better half to foodstuff, whose writer, Alan Davidson, used it as a first-rate reference in discovering many of the extra vague foodstuffs ate up around the globe. Davidson writes that "[CURIOSITIES] is potentially the 1st try to write a basic all over the world survey of animal products." lengthy out of print and scarce even within the antiquarian industry, this misplaced vintage of wit, erudition, and grand storytelling is now made on hand in a facsimile variation, with an creation by way of Davidson. As Simmonds unearths in his captivating culinary travelogue, with regards to every thing that walks, swims, crawls, slithers, or flies has been eaten at one time or one other, and the eminent Victorian pupil has the tasting notes. On lizards: "In Guatemala, there's a renowned trust, that lizards eaten alive remedy melanoma. . . . the fellow who first devour a reside oyster or clam, was once definitely a venturous fellow, however the eccentric person who allowed a dwell lizard to run down his throat was once infinitely extra so." • essentially the most vital works of culinary heritage from the 19th century, and an important fundamental resource for Alan Davidson's award-winning Oxford spouse to Food.

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