Food news is becoming eclectic indeed. Malaysians from the state of Terengganu have taken and eaten so many giant leatherback turtle eggs in recent years the turtle is almost extinct. This has prompted officials to change the symbol of the state from the delicious turtle to the no-way-we can-eat-Nemo clown fish.
The volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini or Theta that buried Crete's Minoan culture apparently has been accurately dated to between 1627 and 1600 BC thanks to the radiocarbon dating of a "gnarled olive stump," that was alive and then buried under the lava.
Celebrate during May!
National Asparagus Month
National Barbecue Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Herb Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
Finally, to kick off the week with an amuse bouche:
"I once talked to an old cannibal," the famed anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski once recalled, "who, hearing of the Great War raging in Europe, was most curious to know how we Europeans managed to eat so such huge quantities of human flesh. When I told him the Europeans did not eat their slain foes he looked at me with shocked horror and asked what sort of barbarians we were, to kill without any real object."
( Photo by Eric Limon, www.blacklightphoto.com/)