English People Were On to Frogs’ Legs Thousands of Years Before the French

Maybe true, but French frogs' legs don't get fat.
Maybe true, but French frogs' legs don't get fat.Photo: iStockphoto

Ye olde pissing match between England and France over which country has the most legit food culture has taken an unexpected turn: Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge uncovered a set of charred toad bones in a pit with a bunch of other food, indicating that “frogs’ legs were an English delicacy” some 8,000 years before French folks even thought of adding garlic and butter to the fricassee. “There’s basically a Heston Blumenthal menu coming out of the site,” the team leader tells the Guardian. Either that, or eons back in the space-time continuum, some smelly proto-English teen who loved to torture frogs with flames is still laughing manically. [Guardian, Related]