‘Fossil’ senbei

‘Fossil’ senbei

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Daughter #2 is a geologist, which means I have a house full of rocks, fossils and other exciting items including bits of meteorite and dinosaur poo.

Amongst all this are a few ancient fish, their bones embedded in the petrified remains of what was presumably a bit of seabed. The one above left is actually a 50 million year old herring from Wyoming.

They are very pretty, but what I did not appreciate is how closely they resemble the sort of Japanese rice cracker which (with added fish) is also pictured above, centre and right.

Perhaps that should be the other way round… either way, I’d say these would make for a perfect snack at your next geology bash!