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A family firm of long standing, artisanal butchery, local product, and absolutely no factory farming. Image source: Wikimedia

The fraught history of Germans eating horses

Volker Bach continues his occasional series on German historical recipes.

Culinary history has not enjoyed great regard in German academia. Scholars long viewed it as trivial, and errors abound even in relatively recent publications. There is one point, though, that every medieval historian in the country is aware of: the church banned the eating of horsemeat.

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