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Archaeologists Find 2,400-Year-Old Soup

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the your-dinner-is-cold dept.

Idle 108

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a sealed bronze pot containing what they believe is a batch of 2,400-year-old bone soup. The pot was dug up near the ancient capital of Xian. Liu Daiyun of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeology says, "It's the first discovery of bone soup in Chinese archaeological history. The discovery will play an important role in studying the eating habits and culture of the Warring States Period (475-221BC)." No word on if the archaeologists also found the accompanying ancient crackers.

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108 comments

What we really want to know... (4, Funny)

uvsc_wolverine (692513) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548048)

So how does it taste?

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548218)

That's what I'd like to know. I had no idea one could eat bone. Is it ground to a powder first, and then water added? Sounds like a good way to get lots of calcium.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548308)

That's what I'd like to know. I had no idea one could eat bone. Is it ground to a powder first, and then water added? Sounds like a good way to get lots of calcium.

Bone meal [wikipedia.org] . Soup is good food.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549068)

What I want to know is...

Does it come with and egg roll and fried lice?

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550022)

Interesting sig ya got there.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

bronney (638318) | more than 3 years ago | (#34557520)

It's fried rice, you plick!

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548356)

If you ever buy canned salmon you're guaranteed to encounter bones in it eventually; they're edible despite their chalky texture. I believe bone soup just uses the bone as a flavoring/thickening agent, not literally as an ingredient.

Re:What we really want to know... (2)

TheCarp (96830) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548382)

While I do believe that if you cook bones enough they do soften and can be eaten...

I believe its more likely that they were cooked for the marrow. Check out the meat section of a good grocery store (preferably with their own butcher). They will have big beef bones labeled "marrow bones" for cheap. Toss a couple of those in a stew and cook until the marrow falls out.... I already ate lunch and thats making me hungry again....

Re:What we really want to know... (2)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548622)

I suspect they did not eat the bone. They probably were making broth with it just like we do today. You boil the bone and the marrow flavors the broth. The bone is removed before eating.

Re:What we really want to know... (2)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549062)

That's what I'd like to know. I had no idea one could eat bone.

But, surely you're aware that making soup and stock often includes bones to simmer off the last of the meat or things like the marrow, right?

I mean, the turkey carcass after thanksgiving often goes into a pot as the basis for a soup. Same thing.

Re:What we really want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34549154)

Jesus... the bone is added while the soup cooks for flavor. You don't eat it.

Re:What we really want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34550712)

Wow. Slashdotters must never cook or something. Amazing, considering how fat you all are.

Re:What we really want to know... (2)

BobMcD (601576) | more than 3 years ago | (#34551204)

Wow. Slashdotters must never cook or something. Amazing, considering how fat you all are.

Don't look now, but you just posted on slashdot - fatty.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 3 years ago | (#34552698)

Of course. Cheetos, Taco Bell and Domino's Pizza requires no cooking. Hot Pockets require heating, but that is not cooking.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 3 years ago | (#34551196)

Every have, say, French Onion Soup? That's basically beef bone soup with onions and bread in it and topped with melted cheese.

Obviously you can't munch on the calcium in bones much,but bones are chock full of nutrition. That's why dogs evolved to gnaw on bones. They're mainly after the marrow, which have lots of fat and protein, but even the bone walls have nutrients and flavor in them.

What you do is boil the bone, skimming off the mineral scum that floats to the surface. It works best if you roast the bone first. All the goodies leach out, then you put the liquid in the fridge so the fat can separate out. Peel off the layer of fat, and what you've got is thin beef flavored gelatin. Don't bother giving the bone to the dog after that. He won't be interested because all the flavor and nutrients are gone.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

Ambvai (1106941) | more than 3 years ago | (#34553472)

Didn't you just summarize the process of making consomme?

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 3 years ago | (#34554166)

Yes. I'm assuming the poster probably doesn't know what consomme is.

Re:What we really want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34552902)

You put a bone in a pot and boil it until you get broth. Then you take the bone out and add your other ingredients.

This is how pretty much all non-vegetarian soup is made. You've been eating it all your life.

It's amazing that people can get so abstracted from their own survival that they don't even know what they eat. You'd last about two weeks in the wild, my friend, max.

Re:What we really want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34552968)

That's gelatin.

Bone soup is i believe a way of extracting the nurients in bone marrow via soaking in water.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

ashidosan (1790808) | more than 3 years ago | (#34556234)

It's called gelatin [wikipedia.org] .

Re:What we really want to know... (2)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548266)

Probably vile. I had bone hotpot one time. I was invited to the restaurant by an acquaintance, and was horrified when I found out what the specialty of the house was. The bits of meat clinging to the bones were OK, but the tendons and other connective tissue were dreadful. I filled up on boiled vegetables, mostly. The worst part came at the end, when the enormous cracked-in-half bones were taken out of the boiling pot and given to each of the diners. Waiters showed up with plastic straws. I stood horrified as each of the diners stuck the straw into the broken end of the bone and slurped out the by-now-almost-liquified marrow. You know how when someone's drinking a Slurpee and you can see the level in the straw rise until it reaches their mouth? Yeah, it was like that, only with bone marrow. This was back when I was still in my "I should try everything in China" phase, so I took a sip. It was as bad as I thought it would be. My fellow diners thought this was the crowning achievement of the whole meal, and were simultaneously disappointed and delighted when I passed my bone. Disappointed because I didn't like it, but delighted because there was more for them.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

tacktick (1866274) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548558)

Hurl!!
You owe me lunch.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548692)

About 5 years ago, I was with my now wife at Chengdu, China visiting one of her friends. She took us both out to a fancy restaurant that served hotpot. I was served throat-of-cow, tongue of some bovine (cow maybe), pig brain, and some tiny bird eggs.

Eventually, the textures and smell of it all forced a prayer to the porcelain Buddha. I shall never forget... and trying to forgive.

Re:What we really want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548784)

The owners of that restaurant, while eating the good parts of the cow, pig and bird, must have been having a good laugh.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550628)

Cow tongue is a popular dish here in Portugal, and according to Wikipedia it's also used in Germany, Belgium, English and many other cuisines.

And tiny bird eggs, what's wrong with Quail eggs? They're much tastier than chicken eggs, in my opinion.

Never had pig brain, but cow brain isn't bad, and although not my kind of food, it's popular in many countries, including regions of the US.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 3 years ago | (#34553416)

What's wrong with it is, much like a 5 year old that only wants to eat Chicken McNuggets and french fries, most people have a specific list of items they consider acceptable. They then shun anything different, and as time goes on, their pallet adjusts to what they are eating, so anything different is 'gross'.

If you pay close attention, you can see this in your own eating. I used to hate tea. I hated all of it. It all had the same flavor and tasted like chewing on a mouthful of grass. At one point, I decided to learn how to NOT taste the plant part of the tea. I started by drinking heavily mixed teas, where the plant flavor was less. Over time, I was able to ignore the taste of grass, and find the underlying flavor. It isn't that I learned to like it. It is that I learned how not to taste parts of it. The same with diet soda. Even if I am eating a candy bar, I will choose a Diet Coke over a regular Coke. Not because I like diet better. Regular Coke is WAY better. It is that I spent a long time learning to train my pallet to ignore the gross diet after taste, and I don't want to lose that. (No, soda is my vice, and I am not going to give it up.)

Many (most?) adults just don't realize that what they do and don't like to eat tends to be more about their level of familiarity than anything else. They get confused because they have a list of maybe 200 things they will eat instead of the 20 that a 5 year old might have.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

ljgshkg (1223086) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550754)

I haven't try all of those, but half of those you mensioned. But I can tell you that for many Chinese food, if you don't wash cleanly or correctly, then it does taste/smell very bad. If it does smell that bad, then I'd say you should rethink about the restaurant lol. I'm from southeast China. And many as you might know, Cantonese eat basically everything. We've encountered countless times that food doesn't taste as it should because it's not well cleaned/clearing-smell. It's too much work for restaurant and they don't always take the time do that well.

Re:What we really want to know... (4, Insightful)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549250)

The worst part came at the end, when the enormous cracked-in-half bones were taken out of the boiling pot and given to each of the diners. Waiters showed up with plastic straws. I stood horrified as each of the diners stuck the straw into the broken end of the bone and slurped out the by-now-almost-liquified marrow.

Marrow is eaten in almost all cultures ... it's full of fat and things that people find tasty.

Examples include Ossubuco [wikipedia.org] (which you can probably find pretty readily), roasted bones [thekitchn.com] with the marrow still in 'em, and probably more (OK, those two examples are probably close to the same thing).

Back when people didn't have the luxury of only buying the pretty bits at the supermarket, people basically ate the whole animal. I know loads of people who will feast out on tendon or pig ears -- it's not for me (I don't eat meat), but it's not really surprising that people eat it. Asia and some food-revivalists seem to be the last bastions of eating all of the obscure bits of an animal. The sheer number of foodies nowadays probably makes some of this stuff even more common.

I figure if you're gonna eat animals, embrace the horror, and try all of the parts. Who knows, you could find something you can't live without.

Re:What we really want to know... (4, Insightful)

formfeed (703859) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550200)

Back when people didn't have the luxury of only buying the pretty bits at the supermarket, people basically ate the whole animal

They still do.

The difference is, traditionally people ate the good meat and turned the not-so-prime parts of exactly the same animal into dishes that -thanks to some creativity- made the rest of the meat tasty as well (at least for the locals). These dishes evolved into regional specialties.

Today, the prime meat is sold and the rest gets rendered, combined with the leftovers of another thousand animals, and processed to turn it into fatty, protein or gelatinous fillers. This mass than ends up in canned soups, soup base, in sausages, ready made dinners, or as natural flavoring added to anything else. - Or if everything else fails, you can always feed it back to the animals.

I'll take the nasty bits ground up into hotdogs. (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | more than 3 years ago | (#34554070)

Which I also won't eat.

Let us know what corn cobs and straw taste like herbivore.

Let me guess you meant that to apply only to others.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

Rakshasa Taisab (244699) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549330)

I was reading that and thinking... Sounds potentially GOOD.

I'm thinking it might be your lack of enjoyment was much more the visual and mental image of the meal than the actual taste / texture.

Re:What we really want to know... (1, Insightful)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549774)

Nope. It was the actual taste. After years of living in China I've had all the adventurousness beaten out of me with a truncheon. I ate all sorts of things that aren't typically considered food, and they were all not delicious. It's just with all these pretentious "foodies" these days, they do precisely the opposite: convince themselves that food is good merely because it is exotic. Camel's hump is actually not good. Sea Cucumber is horrible not really for the actual taste, but rather the godawful texture. Sure, it's fun to watch the drunken shrimp jump around in the bowl, but the actual taste experience? Not memorable. Sucking bone marrow with a straw is the kind of thing you have to grow up with. I enjoy pork rinds myself even though I fully understand what they are. Why? I ate 'em when I was a kid. To each his own.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

SeattleGameboy (641456) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550382)

Funny, how everything comes around. Today, bone marrow is probably one of the top "foodie" gourmet item. All of the celebrity chefs like Bourdain, Riepert, and others sing high praises of bone marrow and routinely feature bone marrow dishes on their shows.

I am sure there are thousands of foodies who would have loved to been in your shoes at the dinner.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550802)

1. the quality of being novel; newness; freshness
2. something new, fresh, or unusual; change; innovation
3. a small, often cheap, cleverly made article, usually for play or adornment: usually used in pl.

Come on man, foodism is all about novelty. Those people can convince themselves that something is good merely because it is unusual. I had bone marrow without any preconceptions...heck I was even open-minded towards bizarre foods. It was awful. Just wait, a year from now, bone marrow will be back to being offal that only hicks eat, and the celebrity chefs will all be hawking the benefits of baking soda mixed with Pixie Stix as the Next Big Thing. "Snorting your food! Bypass the mouth for that next big sensation!" See this article from The Onion [theonion.com] for an illustration.

I pity you... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34551732)

You, and indeed an entire generation of Americans are now so accustomed to pre-packaged, processed foods that you can not even appreciate what really good food is.

Bone marrow is an excellent source of protein and monosaturated fat. Read: fat that's good for you! Fat that decreases LDL cholesterol levels and lowers risk of cardiovascular disease. It's also considered delicious in many cultures, from Asia to Europe. I'm with your chinese acquaintances on this one. Disappointed that you cannot appreciate it, and delighted that there's more for me.

Slow food movement ftw.

Re:I pity you... (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#34551948)

I pity you, you debased foodie. Die, die, die. Since moving to China in 2004, I have eliminated processed foods from my diet, period. Not out of choice, out of necessity. Such foods are simply not available for purchase. Maybe in Shanghai you can get Hot Pockets but around here, forget it. Entirely forgotten is the fact that, omigosh, someone might encounter a food and NOT LIKE IT. Blasphemy! We shall all blindly follow TV chefs and eat what they deem trendy!

PS only a POS foodie would say some stupid bullshit like "slow food". Talk about your Western cultural blinders. I have been involved in any number of traditional Chinese dinners that take 2-3 hours to complete. It is rather nice to sit down and enjoy the entire experience from beginning to end. The mid-meal cigarette is surely something your kind would be horrified by, but nonetheless exists here, and cannot be appreciated by a narrow-minded militant nonsmoker. Who the fuck cares if some food has monounsaturated fats if it tastes like a camel's ass droppings?

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

shermo (1284310) | more than 3 years ago | (#34556166)

Disappointed because I didn't like it,

Probably the best thing I did when I was living in Korea for a months was to eat all of their food. They couldn't believe that a westerner would eat the same food they did, and were really impressed. I didn't like most of it, but I still ate it without complaining.

I blame/thank my mum's terrible cooking when I was growing up and her "if you complain about the food you can cook tomorrow" rule. I can eat just about anything without making a fuss.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548328)

It should be served as leftovers. You know, tomb marrow will be better.

OK, honestly, I think that was the worst pun I've ever used. I'll show myself out now.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549484)

It should be served as leftovers. You know, tomb marrow will be better.

mmmmmm...... tomb marrow! glghglghglgh droool

Re:What we really want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548406)

I wouldn't try it - it looks like an urn to me.

Re:What we really want to know... (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 3 years ago | (#34556896)

Gordon Ramsey meet Wikileaks.

2400 year old wine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548108)

That's GOT to be nasty stuff...

Eh... (2)

Lorem_Ipsum (759018) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548140)

It has a little wang to it.

Found in tomb of land owner or low-rank military (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548178)

But most interestingly for Chinese soup, an hour later, he was still dead.

Get the recipe! (1)

AndyAndyAndyAndy (967043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548216)

It's like when Dogfish Head brewed up a replica of an ancient Chinese beer last year. A whole new world of food and drink that we've never experienced!

Old News (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548264)

Re:Old News (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34549020)

Well given that lately Slashdot has been posting up "news" which is years old lately, a few days isn't so bad.

Are you sure it wasn't from... (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548322)

...the truck stop Kwik-E-Mart on route 237?

Of course no crackers (-1, Flamebait)

OzPeter (195038) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548324)

Having those packets of crackers seems to be (IMO) an American thing. So why should the Chinese have had them? Unless of course you think that /. is the centre of the universe and nothing exists outside US culture.

Re:Of course no crackers (3, Insightful)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548438)

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. An offhand lame attempt at humor added by a Slashdot editor does not mean that OMG AMERICAN IMPERIALISM WHARRGARBL.

Slashdot makes no secret of the fact that it's an American website with accompanying worldview. You don't like it, go elsewhere.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

OzPeter (195038) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549842)

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. An offhand lame attempt at humor added by a Slashdot editor does not mean that OMG AMERICAN IMPERIALISM WHARRGARBL.

Slashdot makes no secret of the fact that it's an American website with accompanying worldview. You don't like it, go elsewhere.

So lame humour by editors is fine, but lame humour by foreigners is not? Is that how it goes?

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549988)

Sir, I am an American living in a foreign land. If I were to criticize a Chinese website for having a Chinese worldview, it would be the height of asshattery. In my case, it would be racist as well.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

OzPeter (195038) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550140)

Sir, I am an American living in a foreign land. If I were to criticize a Chinese website for having a Chinese worldview, it would be the height of asshattery. In my case, it would be racist as well.

So what's your point? That people have to conform to your beliefs and/or local situation?

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 3 years ago | (#34552828)

No. I believe his claim is that you are an insufferable douchenozzle. No putrid Vegemite for you today.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

BobMcD (601576) | more than 3 years ago | (#34551306)

FWIW, I didn't find anything in your original comment to indicate humor, either. Claiming so now may well give you an 'out', but it didn't fly that way on first read.

You do seem to be right about the origin of crackers, though. That was unexpected.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

Jesus_666 (702802) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549906)

Well, at least this isn't The Media, where the summary would have mentioned "the accompanying ancient hackers". ;)

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#34555814)

It is an American website with a part-time Canadian worldview, you insensitive clod.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549054)

Didn't we get crackers from China?
Sigh... don't you have anything better to do than make lame comments about NA culture on an NA website?

Oh, wait. This is IDLE!

Of course you have nothing better to do! My bad.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 3 years ago | (#34555390)

Didn't we get crackers from China?

And we still do.

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549106)

Having those packets of crackers seems to be (IMO) an American thing. So why should the Chinese have had them? Unless of course you think that /. is the centre of the universe and nothing exists outside US culture.

Better than Vegamite jokes Mr. Oz ;->

Re:Of course no crackers (1)

PenisLands (930247) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549386)

Heh heh. How are you enjoying your low comment rating? Heheheh.
I didn't mean to offend you with this comment.
PENIS FOREVER!!! !!! !!!

Oblig. Farscape Reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548388)

The Crackers Don't Matter!

Of course we had soup (1)

blai (1380673) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548416)

Kings and queens and everybody else who flies, farms, and fights drank soup. It's been documented countless times and it comes to a surprise how people find it surprising to find soup remnants.

Re:Of course we had soup (2)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548510)

It's not a surprise they ate soup. It's a surprise we actually found some that old. Fossils stick around a while in the ground. Some metals, stones, etc preserve well. Soup? It's a rare find. If someone makes some soup, it's usually then eaten. If they died before eating, it would likely have been eaten by someone else, spilt, or otherwise lost or destroyed in the next 24 centuries. So yes, it's surprising to find old soup.

Re:Of course we had soup (2)

Skrapion (955066) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548998)

Well, they probably didn't eat it because it went bad, and then they just never got around to throwing it out. It's like that Tupperware container in your fridge.

Ahh, takes me back to college... (1)

serutan (259622) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548420)

I think SAGA used to serve this when I was in college. Or it might have been meatloaf. I was never sure.

Re:Ahh, takes me back to college... (1)

Muad'Dave (255648) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549384)

You didn't attend R-MC, did you?

Before that ... (1)

hsquared (219832) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548426)

... they only had stone soup.

Big deal (4, Funny)

jvillain (546827) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548464)

Big deal. I have older soup than that in my fridge.

Re:Big deal (1)

LifesABeach (234436) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549910)

I have dined at many Chinese resturants, and I cannot help but wonder what the MSG content of the 2,400 old soup is?

Closely followed by a second discovery.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34553918)

...a 2400 year old fly.

Is it soup yet? (1)

RapmasterT (787426) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548518)

This joke brought to you by TV from 40 years ago.

Re:Is it soup yet? (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550482)

If only my mod points hadn't expired yesterday.

Re:Is it soup yet? (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#34551448)

Or a Rocky Horror revival.

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But I ordered the salad. (3, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548584)

This place is not getting a good review for service from me.

Hope its chicken (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34548694)

Winner! Winner! 2400 hundred year old chicken dinner!

Reminds me of the caveman's complaint (1)

Megahard (1053072) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548766)

Primordial soup again?

I think that's from a Far Side cartoon.

If you want 2400 year old soup ... (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548810)

Just go to the Hometowne Buffet, why bother to dig all the way to China?

stop it! (0)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548884)

Stop putting shit in idle for no reason! This belongs under a real category!

Just shows you (1)

rossdee (243626) | more than 3 years ago | (#34548978)

Shouldn't order stuff by number off a Chinese menu

Anyway at the local mall the hamburger place took an hour to serve me my fries. I guess soup would have taken a couple thousand years...

damn this is FAST FOOD (1)

chronoss2010 (1825454) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549056)

and in 3600 years you get desert

Bones have nutrition... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34549142)

Bones can indeed be stewed for a long time to extract the minerals and nutrients from them in the resulting broth. As an example, consuming enough amounts of processed sugar (sucrose) can cause the body to extract minerals from the bone marrow itself to rid the body of the overly-stripped substance. This is also why sometimes consuming large amounts of sugar can open the way to osteoporosis.

fro\st pisT!? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34549224)

this post up. with t4e laundry a child knows Profits without

Unfortunately... (1)

fahrbot-bot (874524) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549420)

Researchers found a fly in the soup, so they sent it back. In related news, when the researchers were asked what they thought the fly was doing in the soup, they replied, "the backstroke."

Re:Unfortunately... (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 3 years ago | (#34552778)

You found a joke that's older than the soup!

hmm... tastes like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34549710)

hmmm... tastes just like...

sand!

hell's distinctive palette (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34549718)

Give some to Gordon Ramsay and see if he can list the ingredients...

Archaeologists Find 2,400-Year-Old Soup... (1)

EnsilZah (575600) | more than 3 years ago | (#34549996)

...,think "Should we risk it? There's nothing in the fridge and those expiration dates are bullshit anyway"

Tupperware... (2)

Anarchduke (1551707) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550226)

Eat your heart out.

Reason it's bone soup (1)

diskofish (1037768) | more than 3 years ago | (#34550300)

"It was the first discovery of chicken soup in Chinese archaeological history. Unfortunately one of the archeologists on the dig was feeling feeling peckish and gnawed every bit of chicken from the bones. He will pay with his life."

Liu Daiyun of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology as saying.

freshness locked in (1)

Aggrav8d (683620) | more than 3 years ago | (#34551776)

If you'd spent 4200 years in a sealed pot... you'd be soup, too!

Oddly enough the outside of the pot had a message (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34552286)

NO SOUP FOR YOU!?!

- Soup Nazi

Re:Oddly enough the outside of the pot had a messa (1)

dwarfsoft (461760) | more than 3 years ago | (#34554264)

"Come back 2400 years!" ???

Alert George Lucas! (1)

SteveHeadroom (13143) | more than 3 years ago | (#34552774)

I think we have the plot for the next Indiana Jones movie.

But.. they buried it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34555126)

Hey... if they buried this soup, then it probably wasn't an example of _good_ soup. So, it's probably not a good representative of soups of that age.

Yes, your dinner is cold, (1)

tchdab1 (164848) | more than 3 years ago | (#34555592)

and so are the cooks and all their descendents.

pre-roman ramen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34557066)

upon further investigation it was discovered to be the long-lost original flavor top ramen

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