Georgiana Hill, on Pommes au Naturel

The Evil One, who first offered apples to our universal mother, exemplified his serpent-like sapience by tempting her to try them off the tree: this, notwithstanding the enthusiasm we entertain for the culinary art, is unquestionably the ne plus ultra of epicurism in apple-eating.

Georgiana Hill, How to Cook Apples, Shown in a Hundred Different Ways (1865)

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