Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sea Hedgehog

From Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany:

Aphrodisiacs -- Notable of mention are: orchids
(orchis is the Greek word for testicle);
whirtleberries; snowdrops; partridge brains
(mashed into powder and swallowed with red wine);
and truffles (which were so prized by George IV
that he instructed his ambassadors in Europe to
dispatch any prize specimens to the royal kitchen
by state messenger).....lobsters, crabs, sea hedgehogs,
cuttlefish....frog's bones, sucking-fish, dried marrow,
nail cuttings.....


  1. This is only one of the reasons why I love your blog.

  2. have made my day!
    (Oh lord, here come the exclamations points....)