Ugo: What was the worst thing?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 10:06 AM
Posted 15 September 2003 - 11:48 AM
became a foodtaster against my will and knowing that
any meal could be my last, robbed me of any enjoyment
Of course, no matter how hard I tried, every now and
again something would slip through because it was so
good or so bad.
The worst food I ever ate was in Milan at a banquet of
the Sforza's while I was visiting there with my Lord, Duke
Federico. We had one meal in which lemons was served
with every dish. I do not remember the cook's name but I
do remember things were not going well between the
court and Duke Federico because he had been winning at
cards. There were lots of dishes with fowl in them,
thrushes and sparrows and so on, and I was pased a
dish and told to taste it. I thought this was the same.
It had also been roasted and I could smell the pepper
and the sage and the lemon. By that time I could idenitfy
what was in a dish just by smelling it. I only took one
small bite of the meat and I wanted to throw up. It
turned my face into a sour lemon and it had nothing to
do with the lemons. Later on, I discovered that the cook
with some other tasters had roasted an old lame crow
and served it to me.
Posted 15 September 2003 - 01:03 PM
them, boil them, roast them, it makes no difference. They
say further south in Umbria, the squirrels eat trufles so
perhaps they taste better there, but in Corsoli they
must eat stones because the meat is like rock.