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The Curious Cookbook Viper Soup, Badger Ham, Stewed Sparrows & 100 Other Historic Recipes



In this day and age of celebrity chefs and “food porn,” the recipes and illustrations from historical cookbooks can appear quaint, bizarre, revolting, or downright absurd.
From the frugal to the fantastical, The Curious Cookbook features the most unusual and fascinating recipes from historical cookbooks dating from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. While all of the featured recipes can be recreated, they also offer fascinating insights into the cultural, economic, and regional aspects of the eras.