Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Taketh one Unicorne...

The thing that boggles my mind about the British Library is that people, seemingly constantly, "find" things there. It's like the Library is some sort of gigantic purse in which various learned and esteemed persons are forever seeking out a misplaced tube of lipstick. Theoretical lipstick, even. I have never seen the British Library, but I suspect that it bears little resemblance to the converted auditorium-turned-school repository that I enjoyed in my younger days. Apparently, in the British Library, it is possible to never really be certain what you'll find, or where.

Case in point:

 Cooking a unicorn will mess you up. Homeskillet was all peachy-keen til he cooked Hornsby up there. Now he's blue. True story.

An excerpt from the article:
Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling."
So, we have a miracle then! Professor Trump (a great name if you plan to enjoy professional success) has been looking for the Unicorn cookbook for bloody ever, and then, he found it! And now, the British Library knows where it is!

Bet it was behind a copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and an empty Fanta bottle. Stupid kids and their Fanta.

 Gotteth Milke?

The real, non-Thread-Headed version of this article is actually supremely cool. You should go read if for yourself, but it's a fascinating slice of Medieval life. The cookbook itself was likely compiled by an adventurous chef named Geoffrey Fule under the reign of Edward III and his Queen, Philippa of Hainault. It is a historical treasure which is now rightfully restored to a place of interest an honor in a venerable, historic library.

Which is more than I can say for the Unicorn...

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe they're pitching that horn. SO WASTEFUL! What about its magical powers?!