Researchers wanted to compile a list of favorite foods that sustained our forebears and their influence on modern-day menus.
Top of the pot came nettle pudding, which was traced back 8,000 years.
Close behind were smokey stew, a combination of bacon and smoked fish; then a mixture of offal, fat and herbs called meat pudding followed by barley bread and roast hedgehog.
Stinging nettles, which remain in plentiful supply today, are still used in puddings, soup, tea, porridge and beer.
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