14 April 2012

Throw some unicorn on the grill

The British Library has discovered a long-lost medieval cookbook. The highlight? Roasted unicorn.
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.
This is so f-ed up but I can't stop laughing. More illuminations after the jump. 

Dinner is served
The leftovers
Yes, I noticed it was published on April 1 too. SO WHAT?!?!??!?!

Want more archaeofood? Read... Eat Like a Cave Man

1 comment:

  1. Now, admittedly, the pieces of unicorn don't look like they were re-drawn... Still, it's kinda screwy. :D