Would you believe marzipan contains cyanide? and other freaky food facts
Young historians and chefs get a real taste of the stories behind food we eat, as we examine the amazing peculiarities of international cuisine past and present. Readers will learn about the often disgusting yet utterly fascinating foods that our ancestors ate such as maggot cake or rotten fish, as well as those that are still eaten around the world today - grasshopper stew anyone? Includes food myths, eating taboos and how archaeologists discover what Neolithic man ate.