Clarissa Dickson Wright has eaten swan, seal, beaver"s tail and stewed badger

Swan, seal, beaver’s tail, stewed badger – even roasted mouse… Is there ANYTHING Clarissa Dickson Wright won’t eat

12:50 PM on 21st October 2011

Food for thought: Clarissa Dickson Wright has tried swan, rook and cheese with maggots

Food for thought: Clarissa Dickson Wright has tried swan, rook and cheese with maggots

Clarissa Dickson Wright has sampled maggot-ridden cheese (pungent), swan (fishy and stringy) and even rook in her quest

Clarissa Dickson Wright has sampled maggot-ridden cheese (pungent), swan (fishy and stringy) and even rook in her quest

Not far from the truth: A medieval banquet, as depicted in the 1971 film Up The Chastity Belt

Not far from the truth: A medieval banquet, as depicted in the 1971 film Up The Chastity Belt

Behind the scenes: Vicenzo Campi

Behind the scenes: Vicenzo Campi”s The Kitchen (1580s) portrays the preparations for a banquet