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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 322 of Daniel Boorstin’s magnificent 1973 volume, The Americans: The Democratic Experience [2]:

In western Europe until about the middle of the nineteenth century the mainstays, and in some places nearly the exclusive items in the diet, were various forms of cereal, mainly bread, supplemented now and then by salted meat. Milk, fruit, and vegetables were frills, eaten for novelty by those who could afford them and when and where they could be found fresh.

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