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Annual Taste of Dorset is Sunday, Aug. 7

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From time immemorial - ever since a hunter lugged home a piece of a mammoth elephant for his prehistoric dinner guests in the cave - humans have gained fulfillment through sharing food.

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Romans were famous for their elaborate feasts, emperor Caesar concocting a signature salad. Medieval hosts were known for not just food, but "subtleties" between courses. Mechanical elephants, ships and castles were rolled into the dining room with bards and troubadours entertaining the gourmands.

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