There are a lot of stories out there- more common place now because of the internet
about people in Siberia who found Wolly Mammoths that had been in the
ground for 35,000 years, butchered them,
cooked them up and declared it was mmm, mmmm good.
Some of those stories turned out to be bogus, but I’ll bet not all of them were.
The reason I won’t write off all of those stories because people here in modern days
USA eat roadkill so I’m not going to write off those accounts.
However, one thing does intrigue me and that is the foodstuffs
that were found in the ruins of Pompeii.
Photographer Unknown: Fresco from Pompeii with scene in a baker’s shop, National Archaeological Park, Naples.
They’ve found bread, oils and grains and unlike the food in tombs
( which I wouldn’t touch on principal )
I am curious about what it would taste like.
With the grains and oils you don’t have to worry about Corpse Wax
or some prehistoric strain of bacteria coming back to life
when it is introduced to warm salty water ( like what is inside of your mouth ). It’s just grain.
It probably tastes like dirt
and the minute it hit your tongue your gag reflex would save you and you’d spit it out.
A carbonized loaf of bread with the stamp ‘Property of Celer, Slave of Q. Granius Verus’, Herculaneum (near Pompeii), 79 AD
At least that’s what I think food stuffs from Pompeii would taste like
and what I think might happen if you ate foodstuffs from Pompeii
but I’m only guessing because there is only one way to find out, isn’t there?
2,000-year-old fast food stand in the Pompeii archeological park, near Naples, Italy. Image credit: Parco Archeologico di Pompei.