We used to cook up some scrumptious repasts for ourselves. Antiquarians at the Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wales Institute (masquerading as academics?) have concluded that ancient Britons used to put together some tasty snacks.
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.
News that these recipes may have been included in Zac Goldsmith's report as an inducement to holiday in Britain has not been proven but public spending restrictions mean that hedgehog roadkill may form a healthy addition to compulsory school meals.