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A Shilling Cookery for the People

By Alexis Soyer

Published 1854

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These from the earliest records we have, have always been a favourite food, with the exception of a short time in Greece, where a few philosophers endeavoured to make the people refrain from eating them, as they stated that they contained the four elements of the world.*

* Singular Ideas of the Ancients in relation to Eggs.—Orpheus, Pythagoras, and their se

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