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Culinary Sarcasm, 1905

Reading through the Myrtle Reed Cookbook, published in 1905, I stumbled across a quite charming bit of sarcasm that struck my fancy:

Concerning the humble chicken egg:

“Strictly fresh eggs come from the country sometimes with the date of their appearance stamped indelibly in purple on the egg. This is done by giving the hens chopped calendars with their meals. Care should be taken, however, to furnish this year’s calendar. Nobody wants an egg with a last-year’s date on it and the error is likely to disarrange the digestion of the hen.”
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Published in: General, History | on January 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment »