[Sca-cooks] surfeit of lampreys
emilio_szabo at yahoo.it
Sat Dec 12 15:18:59 PST 2009
Lampreys have long been used as food for humans. During the Middle Ages, they were widely eaten by the upper classes throughout Europe, especially during fasting periods, since their taste is much meatier than that of most true fish. King Henry I of England is said to have died from eating "a surfeit of lampreys". >>
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Now, did anybody try to peruse one of the medieval or early modern recipes for lamprey?
"During the Middle Ages, they were widely eaten by the upper classes throughout Europe, ..."
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