Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Here's a fascinating story out of England: Evidence that unicorns were once real! The proof is in a recently discovered cookbook from the Middle Ages which has recipes for, among other things, hedgehogs, blackbirds, and--yes--unicorns!
I'm guessing it tasted a lot like chicken.
"After recipes for herring, tripe and codswallop (fish stew, a popular dish in the Middle Ages) comes that beginning "Taketh one unicorne". The recipe calls for the beast to be marinaded in cloves and garlic, and then roasted on a griddle. The cookbook's compiler, doubtless Geoffrey Fule himself, added pictures in its margins, depicting the unicorn being prepared and then served."