Gerald, not for OUR period.  Can document it to the Revolutionary War.  But only because I haven't bothered to look further (mainly because I haven't had reason.)

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Beth Trevor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Acorns also make Ozark squirrels taste like oak smells.  Yuck!  I like Nebraska or Kansas squirrels.  One tastes of corn and the other is the most "pure"  Yup ate a lot of squirrel in my younger days, rabbit too.

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Ted Eisenstein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I think you are probably thinking of "fugu" (puffer fish) and
cassava in addition to taro.

Ditto acorns, I am told: you have to put acorn flour into several
changes of water to get rid of the tannins, which do a nasty on
kidneys (aside from also tasting bad).