How many turtles are in a mock turtle soup?
A Mock turtle soap was developed in the mid 18th century as a cheap imitation of green turtle soup. A Mock turtle soup as NO turtles in it, but rather brains and organ meats from a calfs head or foot (Sounds lovely doesn’t it!).
The Mock Turtle soup is the basis of the Mock Turtle character from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
It a similar story for the welsh rarebit (rabbit) dish, which instead of rabbit, which was an expensive animal, it is made widh cheese!