Known in the New World as “guinea squash,” eggplant reached West Africa via the East Indies. Most Europeans were reluctant to try eggplant, although one early cookbook described them as “very delicious, tasting much like soft crabs.”
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Sturgeon are a prehistoric fish that have been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth. The colonists at Jamestown wrote that the rivers “swarmeth” with sturgeon.