Apparently the best way to cook a Unicorn is to marinade it in garlic and cloves and roast in on a griddle… Just in case you ever wondered and were looking for something a little exotic to serve at your next dinner party!
The British Library has discovered a medieval cookbook that contains recipes and instructions on how to cook a Unicorn, Blackbirds, Hedgehogs and other various beasties. The book has been sought after for years and Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the discovery as “near-miraculous”.
“We’ve been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling.”
It is also speculated that this is where the English nursery rhyme “Sing a song of sixpence / A pocket full of rye / Four-and-twenty blackbirds / Baked in a pie.” comes from.
I wonder how he would suggest cooking a Dragon? Perhaps in a pitta with a bit of salad? Dragon Kebab anyone?
Seriously though, this is an interesting find and the illustrations depicting how to cook and serve the majestic beast are beautiful. I love that Unicorns were even a potential subject (though I would personally probably object to trying one).
Though the real question is this – If Unicorns are a mythical animal, then why is there a recipe for how to cook one?
What do you think? Would Unicorn make your menu?