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In 1571, the City of Paris celebrated the arrival of Elizabeth of Austria in the capital with a sumptuous banquet which included whale on the menu.
On January 8, 1923 Jack Callaway Walton, the new governor of Oklahoma, threw a 3 day celebration barbecue attended by 250,000 people. Supposedly a full railway car each of buffalo, Alaskan reindeer, beef, rabbit and chicken were consumed.
The Moghul Emperor, Akbar the Great, hosted lavish banquets befitting his royal status. The chickens to be killed for the banquet were fed pistachio nuts for 6 to 8 weeks before the banquet, to add a delicious flavour to the chicken meat.
(from Newsletter Subscriber, Surekha Laxmann Gholap)
Heliogabalus was a Roman emperor (204-222 AD) who was known for his culinary excesses. For one banquet he had 600 ostrich brains prepared.
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