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Long-held symbol of fertility and an object of both pagan and religious rites of worship
Most commonly refers to hen' s eggs but other types are also eaten -quail, duck, goose, etc.
Development of poultry farming and breeding techniques has increased availability
Eaten as a food item in itself as well as important building block for other dishes such as baked goods, soufflés, dressings; also as thickener in sauces and custards, clarifying agent for stocks, and coating for battered and breaded foods.
Custard Egg based - Both savory and sweet - Either baked or stovetop, require careful prep to prevent curdling to insure texture and flavor

Brought to New World Discovered in New World Chocolate Corn Crab Eggs Finfish Chilies Ginger Lamb Mushroom One Pot Cooking Pasta Noodles Pork Potato Rice Salad Shellfish Smoking Spice Blends Tomato Vegetarian Wraps.

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