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TYPICAL ITALIAN DISHES

of lemon-juice, ¾ of a pint of stock or milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper, rounds of buttered toast.

Method.—Break the cauliflower into medium-sized sprays, boil them in salted water until tender, and drain well. Meanwhile heat the butter in a stewpan, fry the flour for 3 or 4 minutes, then add the stock or milk, and stir until boiling. Season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper, add the mushrooms, and simmer gently for a few minutes. Beat the yolks of eggs slightly, add the strained lemon-juice, mix with the contents of the stewpan, and stir by the side of the fire until the sauce thickens, but do not allow it to reboil, or the eggs may curdle. Arrange the sprays of cauliflower compactly on the prepared toast, pour the sauce over, and serve.

Time.—About an hour. Average Cost, 1s. 4d. to 1s. 6d. Sufficient for 3 or 4 persons. Seasonable, March to November.

3720.—CELERY "AL FRITTO."

Ingredients.—1 head of celery, egg and breadcrumbs, frying- fat.

Method.—Remove the outer stalks, wash the remainder of the celery and cut it into pieces about 1 inch square. Place in boiling salted water, cook for ½ an hour, then drain well. Coat carefully with egg and breadcrumbs, fry in hot fat until lightly browned, drain well, and serve. Time.—About 40 minutes. Average Cost, 5d. to 6d. Sufficient for 2 or 3 persons. Seasonable, September to February.

3721.—CELERY "ALLA PARMIGIANA." (Fr.Céleri au Fromage.)

Ingredients.—4 heads of celery, stock, grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, butter, salt and pepper.

Method.—Remove the outer stalks and the green part of the inner ones, divide each head into quarters, and wash them well. Cover with boiling stock, or failing this, boiling water and a little ham or lean bacon, season to taste, boil until tender, and drain well. Place a single layer of celery at the bottom of a fireproof baking-dish, sprinkle liberally with cheese, add a little seasoning, and repeat until the dish is full. Sprinkle the surface thickly with equal parts of cheese and breadcrumbs, and pour over 2 or 3 tablespoonfuls of oiled butter. Bake in a moderate oven until well browned, then's

Time.—About 1 hour. Average Cost, celery 3d. per head. Sufficient for 8 or 10 persons. Seasonable, September to February.

3722.—COD, ALLA NAPOLETANA. (Fr.Cabillaud á la Napolitaine.)

Ingredients.—6 slices of small cod, 4 ozs. of butter. 12 button mushrooms, preferably fresh ones, a bouquet of mixed herbs, of a pint of