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History's strangest food advice people actually believed in

Lovefood Logo By Eleanor Aldridge of Lovefood | Slide 1 of 40: Think the secret to great cooking is simply following the recipe? Think again. From disastrous dishes dating back to the middle ages to terrible tips from world-famous cookbooks and celebrity chefs, this is the worst cooking advice of all time. Take the asbestos out of the kitchen, put away the catnip and approach these pearls of gastronomic wisdom with caution...

Wacky words of wisdom

Think the secret to great cooking is simply following the recipe? Think again. From disastrous dishes dating back to the middle ages to terrible tips from world-famous cookbooks and celebrity chefs, this is the worst cooking advice of all time. Take the asbestos out of the kitchen, put away the catnip and approach these pearls of gastronomic wisdom with caution...
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