Friday, 6 April 2018

Foodie Friday – Mock Turtle Soup!




I hope this Foodie Friday doesn't gross you out.  In the 18th century wealthy people ate Turtle soup – made from real turtles.  Thankfully this tradition barely survives today.


But a cheaper version of the soup was invented called Mock Turtle Soup – it was made from calve's heads which apparently tasted somewhat similar to the turtle – particularly with the inclusion of some oysters or oyster juice.  Campbells even made a canned version!

Mock Turtle is also a character from Alice in Wonderland.

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