The Salt Frogs And Puffins! 1730s Menus Reveal Royals Were Extreme Foodies January 29, 2014 A rare collection of menus detailing the meals served to King George II and his queen contain plenty to offend our modern, squeamish sensibilities. But the manuscript, which sold at auction Wednesday, also reflects bigger shifts afoot in how food was sourced and prepared. The result? Tastier British cuisine.