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Harold McGee
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"It's still possible to savor the remarkable foods that millennia of human ingenuity have teased from milk. A sip of milk itself or a scoop of ice cream can be a Proustian draft of youth's innocence and energy and possibility, while a morsel of fine cheese is a rich meditation on maturity, the fulfillment of possibility, the way of all flesh." pg.8.

"Over the centuries there have been several clever answers to the conundrum, Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The Church Fathers sided with the chicken, pointing out that according to Genesis, God first created the creatures, not their reproductive apparatus. The Victorians Samuel Butler awarded the egg overall priority when he said that a chicken is just an egg's way of making another egg. About one point, however, there is no dispute: eggs existed long before chickens did. Ultimately, we owe our souffles and sunny-side-ups...

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