It's election day! And while many are focused on the presidential election, we've moved on to the next heated debate: Chicken vs. Egg. Which came first? Help us answer the age old question!
According to esteemed food scientist and author of On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, Harold McGee states "Over the centuries there have been several clever answers to the conundrum, Which came first: the chicken or the egg? The Church Fathers sided with the chicken, pointing out that according to Genesis, God first created the creatures, not their reproductive apparatus. The Victorian Samuel Butler awarded the egg overall priority when he said that a chicken is just an egg's way of making another egg. "About one point, however, there is no dispute: eggs existed long before chickens did. Ultimately, we owe our souffles and sunny-sides-up to the invention of sex."
Do you agree or disagree? Cast your vote for Chicken or Egg here, or vote this Election Day at market. Just be sure to also vote in the other election. Results will be announced in next week's Market Morsel e-newsletter.
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