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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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funistrada a rare example of a ‘ghost food’, recorded by Bryson (1991). ‘The U.S. Army in 1974 devised a food called funistrada as a test word during a survey of soldiers’ dietary preferences. Although no such food existed, funistrada ranked higher in the survey than lima beans and eggplant.’