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Monday, October 17, 2005

Did ancient man possess MSG technology?

The Chron's SciGuy reports on a 4,000-year-old batch of Chinese food. No, it wasn't discovered in the back of my fridge:
The discovery of a pot of thin yellow noodles preserved for 4,000 years in Yellow river silt may have tipped the bowl in China's favor. It suggests that people were eating noodles at least 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, and many centuries before such dishes were documented in Europe. "These are undoubtedly the oldest noodles ever found," says Houyuan Lu at China's Institute of Geology and Geophysics in Beijing.
Researchers are still digging, hoping to find a millenia-old packet of duck sauce.


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