The taste of yesteryear
May 24, 2012 7:31 AM Subscribe
What foodstuffs taste the same today as they did millenia ago?
posted by 5imon to food & drink (32 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Idle query. Currently on a lifeless conference call eating a salad.
It strikes me that the taste and texture of this salad may be completely unique to the time we live in, since most (if not all) produce has been subject to aeons of selective breeding and latterly genetic modification.
This begs the question: what is the least fubar'd foodstuff? What can I eat today that tastes the most similar to me as it did to Oscar Wilde, Isaac Newton, Chaucer, King Cnut, Jesus, Cleopatra, and Solomon Which of nature's bounty is still as close as possible to how it evolved naturally?