I’m reading a book set in 1750 England. The main character is a cook, so there’s a lot of mention of various dishes and ingredients.
What’s funny is that about half of the dishes sound like something we’d eat today and the other half sound like something no one I know would touch. Chicken stew with celery for a first course, then a ragout of pig ears for the second, for example.
What makes foods fall out of favor? Do most things get too expensive/hard to find and then start to appear exotic and weird?
What are the weirdest foods you can think of that used to be commonly eaten but aren’t much (or at all) any more?