A well-illustrated 33-page booklet on the Alfa Romeo Montreal was published by De Agostini in the series "100 Anni di Italia in Automobile".In addition to an article on the Montreal "Vera opera d'arte" (A True Work of Art), the publication contains a brief review of some of the events of 1973 and a very short biography of the Montreal's mechanical design engineer, the late Giuseppe Busso.
The history is complicated and diverse; the culinary applications are innumerable. Katz, editor, William Woys Weaver, associate editor [Charles Scribner's Sons: New York] 2003, Volume 1 (p. "The egg...tracks it name back to a prehistoric Indo-European source related to words for 'bird'...
For a time the two forms competed with each other (William Caxton, in the prologue to his Book of Eneydos (1490), asked 'What should a man in these day now write, eggs or eyren, certainly it is hard to please every man'), and the Norse form did not finally emerge as the winner until the late sixteenth century." ---An A-Z of Food & Drink, John Ayto [Oxford University Press: Oxrod] 2002 (p. In historical times, ancient Romans ate peafowl eggs, and the Chinese were fond of pigeon eggs.
Ostrich eggs have been eaten since the day sof the Phoenicians, whereas quail eggs, as hard-cooked, shelf-stable, packaged prdoucts, are now featured on many gourmet food counters in the United States and Japan.
Men discovered that by removing from the nest eggs that they did not wish to have hatch (or that they simply wished to eat), they could induce the female jungle fowl to lay additional eggs and, indeed, to continue to lay eggs throught an extended laying season." ---The Chicken Book, Page Smith and Charles Daniel [University of Georgia Press: Athens] 1975 (p. The Romans found egg-laying hens in England, Gaul, and among the Germans.
Others have decided eggs are filthy food which must avoided. "It is likely that female game birds were, at some time in the early history of man, perceived as a source both of meat and of eggs. Record from China and Egypt show that fowl were domesticated and laying eggs for human consumption around 1400 B. E., and there is archaeoligical evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age.