The dodo and scientific fantasies: durable myths of a tough bird

@article{Hengst2009TheDA,
  title={The dodo and scientific fantasies: durable myths of a tough bird},
  author={Jan Den Hengst},
  journal={Archives of Natural History},
  year={2009},
  volume={36},
  pages={136-145}
}
  • J. Hengst
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • History
  • Archives of Natural History
It is generally accepted that the meat of the extinct dodo was not a great culinary success. The bird even acquired the name of wallowbird for making the consumers sick. It appears that this reputation came from only one source. Other chroniclers were a lot milder in their assessment of dodo meat and independently reported a delicious meal with a very good flavour. Everything left over was salted down, as they could not eat all the 50 dodos that were brought on board. The taste of the dodo has… 
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