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1) A bushel.
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2) Burgoo. In the U.S. (especially Kentucky) it eventually developed into a dish that would contain anything that would be on hand, especially squirrels, hens and pigs, etc., and a wide variety of root vegetables and seasonings. One old recipe called for "800 pounds of lean beef with no bones or fat, one dozen squirrels for each 100 gallons, and 240 pounds of fat hens or roosters, besides potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, and other vegetables."

3) Wow-Wow Sauce, created by Dr. William Kitchiner, an optician, telescope maker, gourmet and exceptional cook. He wrote 'Cook's Oracle,' which was a bestseller in both England and America.

4) The fish is cod, the dish is 'lutefisk,' a Scandinavian specialty, traditionally served with cream sauce. I have no idea how this preparation came about.
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5) The marquis was Muzio Frangipani and he used bitter almonds in his glove perfume. The pastrycooks started adding almonds to their confectioner's custard, and calling it Frangipane.
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6) c) Florida Mustard is a mild mustard made in France's Champagne district. It is flavored with wine from the region and is also known as Champagne Mustard.
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7) b) The money men were worried about backing an ice cream business in the cold climate of Vermont, so they insisted that they also sell hot soup!!!
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8) Angelica.

9) Gentian. The name derives from king Gentius (180-167 B.C.).

10) b) Senna.



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