In 1951, members of the much venerated, celebrated, ballyhooed, and, in more recent years, viewed with a much more critical eye, New York Explorer’s Club, hosted a dinner during which they claimed to serve prehistoric mammoth meat recovered from below a glacier.
A man named Doug Mack, who runs an excellent Twitter page and a newsletter in which he writes about the history of food, recently investigated this dinner and what he found was both not surprising and appalling. It also makes for fascinating reading.
Food history thread for you!
This one’s about modern “explorers” who claimed to have eaten prehistoric meat found under miles of ice.
There’s a twist…and then another twist.
— Doug Mack (@douglasmack) March 16, 2022