Historias de las tartas

Tarta s.V con los griegos La Tarta en la Antigua Grecia comenzó siendo una torta de pan y carne. Sólo tenía un piso inferior de pasta y el relleno era solamente de carne o pescado. Los Egipcios también la realizaban mucho antes. Las primeras tartas de dos pisos fueron confeccionadas por los romanos. Catón el […]

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But the placing of the cap-sheaf to all this blundering business was reserved for the scientific Frederick Cuvier, brother to the famous Baron. In 1836, he published a Natural History of Whales, in which he gives what he calls a picture of the Sperm Whale.

Before showing that picture to any Nantucketer, you had best provide for your summary retreat from Nantucket. In a word, Frederick Cuvier’s Sperm Whale is not a Sperm Whale, but a squash. Of course, he never had the benefit of a whaling voyage (such men seldom have), but whence he derived that picture, who can tell? Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing. And what sort of lively lads with the pencil those Chinese are, many queer cups and saucers inform us.