Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pheasant, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Etc.

The real pheasant is never sold in American markets. The bird known as such at the South is called a partridge, and at the North, and is properly speaking, the ruffled grouse. The Northern quail is the English and Southern partridge. The wild fowls brought by the hundred dozen from the far west to Eastern cities, and generally styled prairie-fowls, are a species of grouse. The mode of cooking all these is substantially the same.
Common Sense in the Household, by Marion Harland, (pen name), Mary Virginia Terhune, page 174, New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1873

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