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Match the food stuffs to extracts from their descriptions taken from 'The Book of Household Management' by Mrs. Beeton (1861).
[name] in general use was introduced in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and was, at first, so highly esteemed, that the ladies wore leaves of it in their dresses.
It is the national badge of the Welsh, and tradition ascribes to St. David its introduction to that part of Britain.
As a food, [name] cannot be considered to rank high, as more than the half of it consists of water, and the rest of its properties are not the most nourishing.
The Greeks attributed its invention to Pan; but before they, themselves, had an existence, it was, no doubt, in use among the primitive nations of mankind.
It was first brought ... to England from Virginia, in 1586, and first planted by Sir Walter Raleigh, on his estate of Youghal, near Cork, in Ireland.
This little animal is found throughout Europe; and as it is destitute of natural weapons of defence, Providence has endowed it with an extraordinary amount of the passion of fear.
The Greeks esteemed its leg most highly ... The Romans, however, ventured a little further, and ate the breast, whilst we consider the bird as wholly palatable.
It also, sometimes, betakes itself to isolated ponds, apparently for no other pleasure than that which may be supposed to be found in a change of habitation.
It was the cause of the death of Henry I of England, who ate so much of them, that it brought on an attack of indigestion, which carried him off.
Death, in some degree, impairs the vivid splendour of its colours; but it does not entirely obliterate them.
It is generally employed as a condiment; but it should never be forgotten, that, even in small quantities, it produces detrimental effects on inflammatory constitutions.
On the continent, especially in Italy, it is much used, and the French consider it an essential in many made dishes.
It is usually imagined that when Isaac ordered his son Esau to go out with his weapons, his quiver and his bow, and to prepare for him savoury meat, that it was [name] he desired.
Persons with delicate stomachs should abstain from [name] at dessert, because their acidity is likely to derange the digestive organs.
The tribe, however, is numerous, and a large proportion of them are poisonous; hence it is always dangerous to make use of [name] gathered in their wild state.
... was used in ancient times to adorn the head of a hero, no less than Hercules; and now-was ever fall so great?-we moderns use it in connection with the head of a calf.
When genuine, it is of an agreeable flavour, thick, and of a clear brown colour.
With us, it is principally used in mixing a salad, and when thus employed, it tends to prevent fermentation, and is an antidote against flatulency.
It has been all but universally admitted, that [name] is greatly inferior in quality to that of England, owing to inferiority of pasturage.
Its colour is a black ground, thickly interspersed with grey hairs; and its powers as a destroyer and consumer of vegetable food are well known to be enormous.
Among themselves, [name] are extremely furious, whilst amongst other animals they are usually both weak and cowardly.
Their flesh, although eatable, is decidedly unfit for food; they have been tasted, however, we presume by some enthusiast eager to advance the cause of science.
Boiled bacon should always accompany this vegetable.
Its skin is of a brilliant red, and its flavour, which is somewhat sour, has become of immense importance in the culinary art.
Almost all the varieties of [name] are agreeable and refreshing: it is not a nourishing fruit, and if indulged in to excess, when unripe, is almost certain to cause diarrhoea.
[name] is adulterated with fine sand and sawdust.
Baking it in puddings is the best mode of preparing it.
This is the fruit of one of the palms, than which it is questionable if there is any other species of tree marking, in itself, so abundantly the goodness of Providence.
... in England is not used as human food, although considered the best of all kinds for pigeons.
This is the favourite food of Italy, where, especially among the Neapolitans, it may be regarded as the staff of life.
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