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Old Tinned Food
atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2006-02-08 09:05 am   Permalink

A man celebrated his golden wedding anniversary by eating a 50-year-old tin of chicken.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4693520.stm

So whats the oldest food you've ever eaten?


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pablus
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Posted: 2006-02-08 4:12 pm   Permalink

I have a friend in South Africa who makes what she calls "hundred year old bread" and uses yeast that has been in her family for generations now. So I guess technically that there are still living organisms within that mixture that would be around a hundred years.

I wouldn't eat tinned chicken even if I watched it get canned.
I used to eat that awful "chicken spread" in a can. Ugghh. What were my parents thinking?

Can you imagine the preservatives engaged in an operation like that? <shudder>


 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2006-02-11 12:39 am   Permalink

Here's an article about 150-year-old sourdough bread -- it even survived the 1906 earthquake!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1999/10/09/MN78494.DTL&hw=sourdough+anniversary&sn=001&sc=1000


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mbonga
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Joined: Dec 04, 2005
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From: La Mesa, California
Posted: 2006-02-11 01:20 am   Permalink

Have you all heard of the yeast found aboard an 1825 shipwreck that was used to recreate an authentic old style porter?

http://www.liquidsolutions.biz/main/

Or the Norwegian brewer whose stirring stick supposedly still contained yeast from the age of the Vikings?


http://www.pierssen.com/beer/ffb.htm

Or the yeast recovered from a submarine sunk in 1915?

http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001589.html

I thought I read some living yeast was recovered from an ancient Roman shipwreck, and used to recreate their beer, too, but I can't find any online references for that.



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