A meal of hedgehog or stinging nettle sounds like a recipe for the world's worst mouth ulcer. However, these were once the ingredients of choice in Britain.
The country's 10 oldest recipes were unveiled yesterday, following extensive research into the history of Britain's eating habits.
Nettle pudding, which dates back to 6000BC, was declared the oldest recorded recipe in the study from the Food Science department of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Hedgehogs on menu for ancient Brits