The Gonzo Scientist

Happy 300th Birthday, Linnaeus

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Science  02 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5851, pp. 752
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5851.752b

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In addition to inventing modern taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus published works on the origin, preparation, serving, and health effects of food. To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Linnaeus's birth, the Gonzo Scientist spends 3 days in Sweden sampling recreations of 18th century meals, from peasant food to a royal banquet.