columbus day

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

as we take a break monday to honor mr. columbus, let’s think for a moment about what he was eating:

from wiki

from wiki

that’s called “hardtack” or “ship’s biscuit” and i think the name says it all.

“…baked hard, it would stay intact for years as long as it was kept dry. for long voyages, hardtack was baked four times, rather than the more common two, and prepared six months before sailing.”



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