dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Tue Mar 4 08:25:31 PST 2008
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
>Eating them? I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't some practice of
>eating alligators in China, at least in some medical capacity.
>Certainly a bunch of other reptiles are eaten...
>I'd kind of assume, though, that Europeans would be turned off by the
>whole, um, non-docile man-eater thing...
>But then, of course, you do all sorts of things to survive when you're
>more than 3000 miles from home and really hungry.
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Considering all the other unusual things (by modern standards) that
the upper class Romans consumed, I would be surprised that Crocodile
and snakes of various kinds are not among them.
Chinese medicinal texts may be enlightening. In China to this day,
food is still considered medicinal and what you eat is considered to
affect the balance of health in many of the same ways that the Arab
influenced health theories of the Medieval period espoused.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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