Friday, September 16, 2005

Cook's Alphabet: F is for Funistrada

A rare example of a 'ghost food', recorded by Bryson (1991). 'The U.S. Army in 1974 devised a food called funistrada as a test word during a survey of soldiers' dietary preferences. Although no such food existed,funistrada ranked higher in the survey than lima beans and eggplant.'
Which just goes to show how much people hate lima beans and eggplant. What do you suppose they thought it was? Funistrada sounds Italian somehow. Perhaps something like lasagna?

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