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1203.—CHICKEN, WITH SUPREME SAUCE. (Fr.Suprême de Volaille.)

Ingredients.—1 chicken, ¾ of a pint of Supreme sauce (see "Sauces" No. 262), white stock, garnish of truffles or macedoine of vegetables.

Method.—Stew the chicken in stock until tender, then divide it into neat joints, put the back aside, and pile the remainder on a hot dish. Pour the sauce over, garnish with truffles or mixed vegetables, and serve.

Time.—From 1 to 1¼ hours. Average Cost, 3s. 6d. to 4s. Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons. Seasonable at any time.

The Turn.—The malady called "turning" among song-birds is known as the "turn" in fowls. In both cases its origin is similar—overfeeding and want exercise. A fowl so affected will totter and then fall from its perch, and unless assistance be speedily given will soon die. The veins of the palate should be opened, and a few drops of a mixture composed of six parts of sweet nitre and one part of ammonia poured down the throat.

1204.—CHICKEN WITH ITALIAN SAUCE. (Fr.Poulet à la Italienne.)

Ingredients.—1 chicken, trussed for roasting, ¾ of a pint of Italian sauce (see Sauces). For the macédoine, or vegetable mixture: carrot, turnip, leek, celery, 1 oz. of butter, pepper and salt, chopped parsley.

Method.—Roast the chicken in front of a clear fire, or in a moderate oven, and cut it into pieces convenient for serving. Cut the vegetables with a plain ½-inch diameter cutler into rounds about ¼-inch in thickness, boil them separately in salted water, and drain well. Melt the butter in a stewpan, put in the vegetables, season with pepper, and toss them over the fire until the butter is absorbed. Arrange the chicken in the centre of a hot dish, strain the hot sauce over, group the vegetables round the base, sprinkle over them the chopped parsley, and serve.

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

Skin Diseases in Fowls.—Cutaneous diseases are acquired by fowls kept in unventilated and dark places, but where the birds are lodged in healthy quarters such diseases are not likely to occur. Want of freedom, fresh air and insect food are the predisposing causes of such ailments, which are characterised by the falling of the feathers from the head and neck. By removing the causes a cure is effected.

1205.—CHICKEN, COLD, GARNISHED. (Fr.Chaud-froid de Volaille.)

Ingredients.—2 cold boiled fowls, 1 pint of Béchamel (No. 175) or Supreme sauce (No. 212), ½ a pint of aspic jelly, 1 oz. of gelatine. For garnish: dressed salad, truffle, chili, aspic jelly.