Biennial Report of State Fish Commissioner

Biennial Report of State Fish Commissioner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...motions that the operation became painful to look at. These legs were afterwards cooked at the restaurateur's, being served up fried in bread-crumbs, as larks are in England; and most excellent eating they were, tasting more like the delicate flesh of the rabbit than anything else I can think of. "I afterwards tried a dish of the common English frog, but his flesh is not so white nor so tender as that of his French brother. " Should any person wish to have a dish of real French frogs he can buy them at Fortnum and Mason's for half-a-guinea a tin-caseful. They are beautifully preserved and are ready for ""Dictionnaire Universal d'Histoire Natnrellc, VI, 1845, p. 328. cooking. I have eaten them at the house of a lady who kindly invited me to luncheon when she tried the experiment.. " The edible frog (rann esca/enta) is brought from the country, in quantities of from thirty to forty thousand at a time, to Vienna, and sold to great dealers who have conservatories for them. These conservatories are large holes, four or five feet deep, dug in the ground, the mouth covered with a board and in severe weather with straw. In these conservatories, even during a hard frost, the frogs never become quite torpid; they get together in heaps one upon another, instinctively, and thereby prevent the evaporation of their humidity, for no water is ever put to them." The custom of eating frogs was introduced into the United States from Europe, and has spread from the cities on the east coast to those in the interior and on the west coast. On account of the limited supply which is sent to market frog meat has hitherto been considered an article of luxury, rather than one of general consumption. In restaurants...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950801
  • 9781236950802