Saturday, September 22, 2012

The 'Far Eastern Review" states: "It may astonish the housewife who pays 2/- a dozen to know that eggs delivered at the doors of this plant are only 13/9 a thousand and that in summer the price sometimes goes down as low as twelve dozen eggs for 2/1. And these are "fresh egge ivhich the grocers would label 'strict!/ fresh eggs,' since in China, a land where everything is upside down to foreign nations, the older an egg is the more valuable it becomes, and eggs guaranteed to be at least 100 years old are served as delicacies at Chinese banquets, while the fresher the egg the cheaper it is. All the processes of drying and preservation are carried qn under systems of sterilisation."  Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 18, 20 January 1917, Page 4

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