The Pirate Who Penned the First English-Language Guacamole Recipe
Gastro Obscura posted a piece about the fascinating (and often food-centric) life of pirate William Dampier.
But when one gifted pirate permitted himself a curiosity for food, he played a pioneering role in spreading ingredients and cuisines. He gave us the words “tortilla,” “soy sauce,” and “breadfruit,” while unknowingly recording the first ever recipe for guacamole. And who better to expose the Western world to the far corners of our planet’s culinary bounty than someone who by necessity made them his hiding places?
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