Not a new flavor from Jello

“Mediaeval peasants, faced with a boiled up farmyard massacre, might have thought a taste test to have been a wise choice.”

Phrase Finder on “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”

Years ago, before blogs and Facebook and what-all, I was on an editors’ listserv, on which was discussed at great length the possible origins of this very phrase; where was Phrase Finder then when we needed it? (Answer: not yet launched.)

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