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In honor of National Soup Month, I submit this recipe for historical purposes only, see warning: I consulted archeological and historical periodicals to assemble this recipe and show what life 50,000 years ago might have been like. Warning, I am not a cook. For safety’s sake (and your taste buds’ sake) consult a food expert before attempting this recipe:

Neanderthal Cattail soup


Half dozen of cattail flowers, pollen, & roots

Handful of chicory leaves & roots

Handful of dandelion leaves

Wild lentils with husks


Heat water in a birch bark tray, being careful to keep it out of direct flames to avoid afire.

Add wild lentils with husks to water, allow husks to dissolve and release the lentils

Peel & pound cattail roots, remove the fibers

Add chicory roots & cattail roots to boiling water

Add chicory leaves & dandelion leaves to boiling water

Finally add cattail flowers & pollen to boiling water

If meat is necessary (Neanderthals ate what they had), add small animals or birds


My novel takes place in the present, so you might call this an old (very old) family recipe.

Neanderthals in the 21st century? Neanderthal Protocol, thriller, Musa eBook http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=443


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