Monday, August 15, 2011

Eggs - Not Just for Breakfast

Originally published May 10, 1984

At one time in ancient Rome it was forbidden to eat eggs; the egg was regarded as a potential chicken and therefore too valuable to be eaten. Fortunately, the Romans discarded their prohibition and soon enjoyed eggs mixed with everything from rose petals to fowl’s brains.

As a Canadian Grenadier Guard during WWII when his compatriots traded cigarettes for cash, the Kitchen Mouse’s weekly ration of cigarettes was only bartered for fresh eggs.

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