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Eliza Leslie
Eliza Leslie lived from 16 November 1787 - 2 January 1858.

She wrote both cookbooks and etiquette books. She was actually a short-story fiction writer, but her first cookbook in 1827 was such a success with her strong, opinionated, witty style that she decided to do others, writing for a burgeoning American middle class wanting to acquire both some food sophistication, and some manners to go along with it. She was also the editor of the magazine called "The Gift."

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Turkey
In America, the predominant Turkey breed is the American Bronze (aka Broadbreasted White), which was developed in the 1950s for size and weight. 99% of the Turkeys sold are Broadbreasted White. These domesticated birds are so awkward that they can't fly or run: they can't breed by themselves, and have to be artificially inseminated. Without man around to help, there wouldn't be a next generation of them. They are usually brought to market within 3 months of hatching, at an average weight of 27 pounds (12 kg.)

When first hatched, Turkeys are not fed for the first day or so, as they are still digesting yolk that is in their stomachs.
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