Punch,  45 (1863), 85.

Titbits for Travellers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Nutrition, Societies, Geology, Entomology, Physical Geography, Travel

People mentioned:

Roderick I Murchison

    Discusses some of the strange food eaten at a late banquet of the Acclimatisation Society, and suggests that other societies might follow their 'laudable example of dining annually on dishes which but few people have heard of, and nobody quite likes'. Suggests that the Geological Society could 'give an earth feat', while the 'Entomologists might have a feed of insects', and the Royal Geographical Society might invite its 'various travellers' to sample and discuss the 'strange dishes' in the 'strange countries' that they have visited.

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