Monday, January 22, 2007
Last week, I posted my shock and outrage over the carrot conspiracy of which we (especially those weight watchers) have been victims for so long. I was not alone in my dismay and feeling of betrayal over finding that the supposed baby carrots I’d been noshing on were not baby carrots after all.
It turns out that the baby carrot conspiracy is not all there is to the story. Mr. Carrot of the World Carrot Museum found The Wordy Bitch and commented on my baby carrot conspiracy story. Mr. Carrot, or John, is the curator of the World Carrot Museum and he has provided the image for this story.
Did you know that carrots were originally purple or white? It’s true. Carrots come in orange, white, red, yellow, and purple. Or that the Anglo-Saxons included carrots as an ingredient in a medicinal drink against the devil and insanity. I always assumed that wild rabbits ate carrots. I was wrong! Creamed carrots were served in the fifth course of the last meal onboard the Titanic. That probably had nothing to do with the disaster but why on earth would you want to cream a carrot??
The World Carrot Museum’s website boasts a wealth of information about the carrot. You can learn about the history of this vegetable, varieties, medicinal uses, recipes, trivia, and so much more by visiting John (Mr. Carrot) on his site. Interested in carrots in fine art? Literature? Outer space? It’s all there. Go on, go play with Mr. Carrot Head!
P.S. I know I said I had a rant coming but, damn it, this was important! It's carrots!