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Maltese dinner prepared using 200-year-old shopping list

A display case at Malta's  Maritime Museum.
A display case at Malta’s Maritime Museum. Image by Deborah Desmond-Hurst / CC BY 2.0

A special dinner is to be served at Malta’s Maritime Museum on Friday, created from ingredients found on a shopping list that dates from 1794. The meal to be recreated is pigeon pie and kawlata (soup) with pig trotters, which was originally prepared for a group of corsairs (state-sanctioned pirates) who were quarantined on the Manoel Island after capturing and bringing back to Malta a haul of Ottoman ships. Read more: timesofmalta.com