In celebration of April Fool's Day, we're sharing what just might be the best food-related, April Fool's Day prank ever.
Eugene Kim via Fickr Unicorn meat: Magic in every bite!
A while back, the jokesters at the British Library pulled a dastardly prank on the world's literate populace, which, sad to say, includes conspiracy theorists and people who engage in LARP.
Julian Harrison, the library's curator of pre-1600 historical manuscripts, wrote a blog post revealing the "discovery" of a "unicorn cookbook" in the British Library. Harrison, a smart cookie by anyone's definition, included statements of such apparent veracity that several members of the intelligentsia, including art historians, were fooled into believing the existence of "a long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds, and even unicorns" was real.
We, of course, saw right through the faux story (cough, after a minute or two), and thought, What if unicorns were real? Would they taste like chicken? Knowing there are others much better suited to answer that question, we stopped thinking and reached out to local chefs for their opinion. Cesar Zapata from the Federal, Jacob Anaya from OTC, and even Norman Van Aken, the founding father of new world and fusion cuisines, not only gave us their opinion but also provided us with recipes.
Here's what the noted chefs had to say.More »