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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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starling Sturnus vulgaris, and numerous relations in Europe, Asia, and N. America, a small and somewhat impudent bird which is occasionally eaten. In the past, starlings have been available in London food shops, but the almost complete absence of recipes for them in cookery books suggests that they have never really been regarded as delicacies or eaten on a large scale.