AskReaders: What food has made you wonder, “How did our ancestors discover that this was edible?”

December 27, 2018
Comments (8)
  1. tcal says:

    I can’t believe haggis didn’t make the list. It’s almost the grossest thing I can imagine.

    1. Chris says:

      I’ll agree with that about the farmed ones, but the wild organic Haggi are amazing

  2. tenkarasu says:

    Artichokes, and artichoke hearts.

    Who decided to eat only certain PARTS of a thistle?

  3. Rose says:

    What about mushrooms !

  4. Thair says:

    There are a lot of stuff on this list that people ate because they were poor, and said “welp better than starving.” But then aquired a taste for it and it became a delicasy. Lobster and crabs were fed to prisoners, because it was cheap and plentiful back in the day.

  5. Susan says:

    Oysters are nasty, I blow them out of my nose all the time!

  6. Valentina says:

    We live in a time of food abundance. But in early times food was hard to get. Every source of calorie was nessecary to survive. So you will eat what you get and you find ways to conserve food for later.

  7. Mark E Tacke says:

    Chittlerings. The old adage, “if it smells like, tastes like it and looks like it, it’s it”.
    And “it” is what passes through every single sense you have.

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