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    Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    Roast hedgehog, nettle pudding and smokey stew, which can be traced back more than 8,000 years, are among the oldest British recipes, researchers have revealed.

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    They said the ancient culinary delights were first recorded in 6,000 BC.
    Ruth Fairchild of the Food Science Department at the University Of Wales Institute in Cardiff spent two months finding the definitive list of the oldest recorded recipes.

    Records show nettle pudding to be the oldest recipe, closely followed in chronological order by smokey stew, meat pudding, barley bread and roast hedgehog.

    The research was commissioned by UKTV Food to celebrate the start of new series The Peoples Cookbook.

    The series gives an insight into the tastes of the UK, thousands of years ago, and found that some of the dishes have been passed down through the generations, evolving into modern staples.

    The research found the popular stuffed dates and elderberry patina was a familiar feature of Roman mealtimes.

    The Romans also introduced beating eggs to make custards, cakes and fruit breads, with the added flavour of sweet fruits and nuts.

    Dr Fairchild said: \"Some of the recipes we found dated as far back as 6,000 BC, which is truly astonishing.\"

    6000BC.... Hedgehog = Food??? Oh...


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    Re:Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    Not on my plate, please.
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    Re:Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    That is sick! :ohmy: I can\'t believe anyone would eat a hedgehog. :sick:
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    Re:Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    voodewlady wrote:
    That is sick! :ohmy: I can\'t believe anyone would eat a hedgehog. :sick:
    well... people still eat cats and dogs... in fact I heard on the news recently that in china because of the Olympics restaurants were asked to remove or CLEARLY LABEL if the dish contained dog meat....

    Which as sick as it sounds makes me wonder what type of dog? Are certain dogs tastier? sorry, it just makes me wonder, not that I would try it!
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    voodewlady wrote:
    That is sick! :ohmy: I can\'t believe anyone would eat a hedgehog. :sick:
    It is just culture I guess. In some places they think that it is disgusting that we eat cows!

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    Re:Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    Ahhh, yeah since Africa has nothing to eat much. They can\'t hunt Hippo for dinner, elephant for breakfast. So...?


    But.... that article said British..... I wonder how and why???
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    My gosh :ohmy:! I don\'t even want to think about that! I\'ll stick to Yorkshire Pudding, Mince and Tatties, and Fish and Chips.
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    I guess it is just country tradition. Who knows, some other place around the world they may be saying the same thing about us and turkey. Whatever it may be, I guess if people find things, they will eat them! :sick:

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    Re:Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    you know in Ecuador they eat guinea pigs. I dont eat meat at all and i would never eat a hedgehog.

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    Re:Waiter! I Want The Hedgehog For Dinner

    This thread makes me think of the show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. I saw the episode where he went to Ecuador and ate a guinea pig. (I have a guinea pig, so it was kinda hard to watch.) But this is the first I\'ve heard of anyone eating a hedgehog. :sick:
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