Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not so fast, brother...

The diet of 13th century monks was about 6,210 calories per day, dropping to 4,870 during Lent. "Many of these men did nothing but eat and pray, and their skeletons show that obesity was commonplace."

About halfway through Fish on Friday. It covers some of the same territory as Cod, but the sections on the development of salting and smoking, and the resulting gains from trade, are new to me, and thoroughly interesting.

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