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22 August 2009

American Heritage

Turkey (火雞)
Portugal (2007)

12th October, 2007. Pombal

Turkey originally lives in North America, it also a main food of North and Latin America. In 16th to 19th centuries, the bird imported to Portugal and Europe continent as food after the discovery of America. meantime other foods like sweet potato, maize, cocoa and passion fruit also transformed from those navigators who travel between Europe and new continent. Above illustration of Turkey was drawn by Pierre Gourdelle on 1555, a famous French artist of birds and plants. In this period, many European artist drawn enormous illustrations of new species from this new continent.
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